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Weekend Work

  • Button: Receive the weekly hospital addition construction bulletin via e-mail.There will be no major construction work Saturday, Aug. 14, or Sunday, Aug. 15.

Weekday Work: Aug. 16 to 20

  • With Seneca Street's south sidewalk between Boren Avenue and Terry Avenue poured, we will begin installing canopy glass and digging holes for street trees on Seneca.
     
  • The main hospital entrance on Seneca is scheduled to open to pedestrians Tuesday, Aug. 17, and to vehicles in early September.
     
  • On Boren, we continue to install lighting and landscaping improvements. Boren's west sidewalk is tentatively slated to reopen in early September.
     
  • On Spring, we will work with the city to install crosswalks, striping and signage.
     
  • During the week, generator capacity testing equipment will arrive and be stored on Spring in advance of testing the new generators to take place the week of Aug. 23. Again, due to their location well below street level, we expect little or no disturbance.
     
  • Spring is tentatively scheduled to reopen to vehicle traffic for the last two weeks of August. In September, Spring between Boren and Terry, will be closed to traffic again for trenching work under the sidewalk from the Inn at Virginia Mason to Buck Pavilion. Emergency Department access will be maintained at all times.
     
  • 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

  • The main entrance is scheduled to open to pedestrians Tuesday, Aug. 17, and open to vehicles in early September. 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.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring Street is tentatively scheduled to reopen to vehicle traffic for the last two weeks of August. In September, Spring between Boren and Terry Avenue will be closed to traffic due to trench work running under the sidewalk from the Inn at Virginia Mason to the Buck Pavilion. Emergency Department access will be maintained at all times. The sidewalk on the south side of Spring will continue to be open to pedestrians at all times.
     
  • Boren Avenue - When required for deliveries, the southbound lane on the south side of Boren between Seneca and Spring will be closed during normal construction hours and open after construction hours. The street and sidewalk are expected to reopen in mid September. Until then, the sidewalk will remain 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
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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