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No Weekend Work

  • Button: Receive the weekly construction bulletin via e-mail.There will be no work Saturday, Jan. 30, or Sunday, Jan. 31.

Weekday Work

  • In preparation for installing the connector between the existing hospital and the new facility, we are building a work platform over the Seneca Street drop-off zone Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5, in front of the hospital lobby, slightly shifting the entrance to the lobby.
     
  • Instead of entering the hospital near Tully's, there will be a protected corridor that leads to the hospital from the sidewalk on the other side of the Seneca car turnaround area, near the crosswalk that leads to the Lindeman pavilion.
     
  • The pedestrian corridor will change back to its current configuration Monday, Feb. 15. There will still be a Seattle Police officer to assist with traffic and pedestrian flow in the interim.
     
  • Additional notes about the patient drop-off area on Seneca are noted in the section below.
     
  • We continue construction work on the roof to build a visual screen around the cooling units. Frame work is up; siding will be up in the coming weeks.
     
  • We continue to make progress applying the final façade layer, consisting of fiber cement panels, window elements and brick, along Spring Street, Boren Avenue and Seneca.
     
  • 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 until May 2010, 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 both crosswalks and the sidewalk to get in and out of the hospital easily through the protected breezeway.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring Street between Boren Avenue 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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