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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. 7, or Sunday, Aug. 8.

Weekday Work: Aug. 9 to 13

  • Last week's generator test went smoothly. We received no calls about noise from the testing, and we are hopeful that the new generators and their new subterranean location have solved the problem of unwanted generator noise. Please be in touch if you have anything to report.
     
  • With the scaffolding removed around the main hospital entrance on Seneca Street, we will now begin to replace the sidewalk and curb along Seneca from the addition to the main entrance. The main entrance is tentatively scheduled to be open to pedestrians Tuesday, Aug. 17 and open to vehicles the week of Sept. 5.
     
  • We will install supports for the weather canopy above the Seneca sidewalk.
     
  • On the north side of the building, we will continue to install window glass.
     
  • With the paving on Spring Street complete, we will paint crosswalks and relocate the fencing currently along the south curb of Spring across to the north side of the street. The south sidewalk is open. The north sidewalk will remain closed to serve as an access point for construction deliveries. Spring will remain closed to vehicle traffic through the month of August and is set to open in mid-September.
     
  • Along Boren Avenue, we will continue to install the weather canopy and lighting elements.
     
  • We will dig pits and begin planting new street trees along Boren.
     
  • Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition.
     
  • 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 tentatively scheduled to be open to pedestrians Tuesday, Aug. 17, and open to vehicles the week of Sept. 5. 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 Avenue 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
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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