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For the Week of Aug. 25

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What's New

Site Foundation Work Evolves

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

  • Steel deliveries for the foundation continue this week on Seneca and Spring. This work requires temporary parking restrictions on the south and north side of Seneca (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. north side; 24 hours south side).

  • As work around the foundation evolves, our activities over the next few weeks will focus on pouring footings, columns, walls, and laying rebar, and installation of piping and conduits.

Commitment to Crane Safety
Virginia Mason and our work team are deeply committed to ensuring 100-percent safety for our neighbors and our team.

Crane Communications
We have implemented a thorough safety and communications effort that includes the following:

  • Dedicated Web page on the Virginia Mason site about tower-crane safety and activities:

  • Construction hotline at (206) 341-1511 that you may call any time to leave your questions or concerns. We also ask that you use this hotline as a way to report unusual activity on or around the site.

What to Expect Over the Weekend
There will be no work associated with the VM construction project Saturday, Aug. 23, or Sunday, Aug. 24.

SDOT Boren/Madison Paving Project

SDOT's contractor plans to work at night on Boren Avenue from Friday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 29.

The contractor plans to pave Boren Avenue between Denny Way to Seneca Street from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, and if needed, also from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. on Sunday, weather permitting. Several cross streets will be closed at Boren during night paving operations:  Fairview Avenue, Virginia Street, Howell Street, Olive Way, Union Street and University Street. The following cross streets will remain open at Boren during paving, except for a few minutes when paving equipment passes:  Stewart Street, Pine Street, and Pike Street.

The contractor then plans to work on the section of Boren between Broadway and Seneca Street for several nights during the week of Aug. 25 to Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.  The contractor will grind off the old asphalt surface to prepare for laying new asphalt.

During the day the crews will perform other work on Boren Avenue between Seneca Street and Denny Way, and on Madison Street between Terry Avenue and 18th Avenue East.

Work on this project continues, and if you would like more information, please visit the City of Seattle Web site 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. If additional work is required in the alley, a wooden pedestrian footbridge will be installed.

  • Boren Avenue - The westward southbound lane on Boren between Seneca and Spring will be closed during normal construction hours and will be 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.

In Closing
Thank you for your patience throughout the construction period. We apologize for the inconveniences these activities may cause. As updated information becomes available, we will be sure to 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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