Construction Advisory

Patient and Family Parking Garage – Detour from October 19-27

Due to construction of a new parking deck on the Patient and Family Garage, Blackfan Street (the road that leads from Longwood Avenue to the entrance to the garage) will be closed to vehicles trying to enter from Longwood Avenue from October 19 to 27. All vehicles will be rerouted around the block to enter the Patient and Family Garage from the opposite direction during this week. Clearly marked signs and staff will help direct you.

The two detours from Longwood Avenue to the garage are as follows:

  • Avenue Louis Pasteur to Blackfan Street
  • Binney Street (passing between the 333 Longwood Garage and the Shapiro Clinical Center) to the access road that runs between the Karp Building and the Center for Life Science Boston

Click here to download a map that highlights the impacted area and the access routes to and from the Patient and Family Garage.

All vehicles exiting the Patient and Family Garage will be directed to proceed along Blackfan Street to Avenue Louis Pasteur.

The Patient and Family Garage will remain in full operation, and there is no impact to accessing the hospital’s main driveway and entrances. Please give yourself additional time to park at the garage and arrive to your destination. We thank you for your patience.


New entrances and routes to the hospital – ongoing

Construction of the Boston Children’s pedestrian bridge between the Patient and Family Garage (across from the hospital’s main entrance on the corner of Longwood Avenue and Blackfan Street) and our Main Building is underway. As a result, patients and families will be directed to the hospital using different entrances and routes. Clearly marked signs will help you reach your destination and staff will be available to assist. Please see the following directions and maps.  

As many of our patients and families arrive in the Patient and Family Garage, the routes to the hospital begin at this location. Please note the existing entrance to Boston Children’s Primary Care Center and the revolving door alongside the Hunnewell building will be closed through summer 2019, which is creating the need for these new entrances and routes.

The pedestrian bridge will greatly improve the Boston Children’s experience for patients and families by providing safer and more direct access to the hospital. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, we are confident the long-term safety benefits of the bridge far outweigh the short-term disruptions caused by construction.

Please plan accordingly for delays and give yourself an additional 5-15 minutes to get to your destination.