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Button: Receive the weekly hospital addition construction bulletin via e-mail.

Weekend Work

  • There will be no major construction work Saturday, May 1, or Sunday, May 2.
  • On Saturday, May 1, we will be doing some minor work within the elevator core of the addition that cannot happen during the work week; the elevator will be running occasionally. This work will not be noisy.

Weekday Work: May 3 through May 7

  • The exterior construction elevator will be removed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Progress continues on pouring and installing new sidewalks around the hospital addition.
  • We will continue to install the rain canopy over the Boren Avenue sidewalk. Glass for the canopy will be measured and cut next week.
  • We will continue roofing and framing work on the connector bridge in advance of installing window frames and weatherproofing.
  • Work inside the southeast corner of the building continues, as we put in floor finishes for the Emergency Department driveway.
  • We will continue the application of the final façade layer on Boren and Seneca Street, putting in window frames and façade preparations.
  • Seattle Steam will continue the installation of steam lines under Terry Avenue and across Seneca to the addition, which will serve heating and sterilization purposes.
  • Very few concrete pours remain. When they occur, Seneca and Boren will be limited to one lane in each direction for the duration of the pour.
  • Residents may hear an air horn on occasion to alert workers that a heavy load is about to be lifted across the construction site.
  • View our webcam at VirginiaMason.org/construction.

Temporary Closure of Patient Drop-Off Area on Seneca

  • For the safety of pedestrians and construction workers, the drop-off area will remain closed to vehicular traffic through July, when work on the connector between the existing hospital and the addition is scheduled to be complete.
  • The alternate drop-off and pick-up locations in front of the Emergency Department, Lindeman Pavilion and Buck Pavilion remain in effect until that time.
  • Staff and patients can use the west crosswalk to access the hospital through the protected breezeway.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring between Boren and Terry is closed to through traffic 24 hours a day. The north sidewalk between Boren and Terry is closed 24 hours a day. The south sidewalk, however, is open to pedestrians at all times.
  • Boren Avenue - When required for deliveries, 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 - Parking on the north and south side of Seneca continues to be unavailable temporarily (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, north side; 24 hours/seven days a week, south side). 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.

For More Information or Questions
For more information about the addition, including an image gallery, please visit VirginiaMason.org/construction. 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.

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

 

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