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Weekend Work

  • There will be no work Saturday, April 11, or Sunday, April 12.

Monday through Friday

  • This week we will continue to form and pour additional levels for the two elevator cores. In addition, we will start pouring Level 9 at the south end of the project site.

  • We will continue to pour wall forms around the exterior of the site. It is important to note the concrete walls you see are not the final exterior walls. These wall forms will be covered later with attractive facades.

  • Last week we completed pouring the last section of slab for the north end of the new Emergency Department, and we hoisted most of the mechanical and electrical equipment onto the lowest level of the site. There is still some additional mechanical and electrical equipment we will hoist in the weeks to come. This non-medical equipment, including transformers, generators and chillers, will play an important role in supporting the functions of the hospital addition. 

  • Intermittent concrete pours will continue on Seneca Street and Boren Avenue throughout the week. Concrete trucks will begin pouring at 8 a.m. on Seneca and 9 a.m. on Boren. Seneca and Boren will be limited to one lane in each direction during these intermittent pours. Parking on the south side of Seneca also will be unavailable temporarily.

  • Steel deliveries for the main concrete structure continue this week on Seneca and Spring streets. This work requires temporary parking restrictions on the north and south sides of Seneca (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, north side; 24 hours/seven days a week, south side).

  • Activities over the next few weeks will continue to focus on pouring floors, columns, walls, laying rebar, and installing piping and conduits.

  • Residents may hear an air horn on occasion. This is a safety alert to let workers know a heavy load is about to be lifted across the construction site.

  • Check out our webcam at

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street — Spring and its north sidewalk between Boren and Terry avenues will be closed 24 hours a day. The south sidewalk will be open to pedestrians throughout the week.

  • Boren Avenue — The westward southbound lane on Boren between Seneca and Spring will be closed during normal construction hours and open after construction hours. The sidewalk will be closed 24 hours a day.

  • Seneca Street — For the time being, the south sidewalk on Seneca between Boren and Terry will be closed. The north sidewalk will be open.

  • Parking Spaces — The four parking stalls west of Boren on only the south side of Seneca will continue to be closed to parking.

Commitment to Crane Safety
Virginia Mason and our work team are deeply committed to ensuring 100-percent safety for our neighbors and our team. Visit our dedicated Web page for tower-crane safety information and activities at You may also call our construction hotline, (206) 341-1511, any time to leave questions or concerns. We also ask that you use this hotline as a way to report unusual activity on or around the site.

In Closing
Thank you for your patience throughout the construction period. We apologize for the inconvenience these activities may cause. As updated information becomes available, we will share it with you.

For more information about the addition, including an image and video gallery, please visit

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the construction activities, please contact:

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