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Weekend Work

  • Button: Receive the weekly construction bulletin via e-mail.There will be no major construction work Saturday, Aug. 21, or Sunday, Aug. 22.

Weekday Work: Aug. 23 to 27

  • We will conduct a second round of generator testing Tuesday, Aug. 24, and Wednesday, Aug. 25. Due to the location of the new generators well below street level, we expect little or no disturbance.
     
  • Spring Street between Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue will temporarily reopen to vehicle traffic from Wednesday, Aug. 25, through Monday, Sept. 6. It will close again Tuesday, Sept. 7, for five weeks to allow for trench work for laying new cables. This work will be done in phases along Spring from east to west. Emergency Department access will be maintained at all times.
     
    To ease congestion around the Emergency Department, the traffic related to inpatient admit and discharge functions now occurring at the ED entrance will be relocated to the reopened Seneca Street entrance Monday, Aug. 30. We will also enlist the help of Seattle Police to assist pedestrians and traffic, and to create as little disruption as possible.
     
  • We continue work to install the canopy glass and landscaping on Boren and Seneca. We plan to reopen the Seneca sidewalk by the end of August and the Boren sidewalk by the end of September.
     
  • The main hospital entrance on Seneca is now open to pedestrians. It will open to vehicle traffic Aug. 30.
     
  • Seattle Steam continues to finalize its work on Seneca and will be done by Aug. 26.
     
  • A mobile crane will be situated on Boren for most of September to facilitate the lifting of building materials onto the upper floors and to remove the tower crane Sept. 27.
     
  • 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.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring Street between Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue will temporarily reopen to vehicle traffic from Wednesday, Aug. 25, through Monday, Sept. 6. It will close again Tuesday, Sept. 7, for five weeks to allow for trench work for laying new cables. This work will be done in phases along Spring from east to west. Emergency Department access will be maintained at all times. Seattle Police will assist pedestrians and traffic safety. 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 by the end of 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). We plan to reopen the Seneca sidewalk by the end of August. The north sidewalk remains 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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