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Construction Bulletin: July 11, 2008
For the Week of July 14
- We've reached the "bottom of the hole" on the construction site and will
begin pouring concrete Monday, July 14. To accommodate this
concrete pour, two western lanes of Boren Avenue will be blocked starting at 9
a.m. Monday and again on Wednesday, July 16.
- A small crane will be erected on the site Tuesday, July
15, to lower rebar into the hole.
- Deeply Committed to On-site Crane Safety
Virginia Mason and our team are deeply committed to ensuring 100-percent safety for our neighbors and our team. To that end, we will be implementing a thorough safety and communications effort that will begin in the weeks to come about the tower crane we will erect on site later in August.
At any time, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (contact information listed at the end of this Web page).
- Excavation continues. Soil is being hauled from the site, increasing truck traffic during normal construction hours (weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.). We expect excavation work to last into August.
What to Expect Over the Weekend
There will be no work for Saturday, July 12, or Sunday, July 13.
We've had a few questions from neighbors related to work the Seattle Department of Transportation is conducting on Boren Avenue and Madison Street. While our work does not continue into the late evening, their street paving project has at times. If you would like more information about that project, please see the link below:
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 over the alleyway to allow for access and passage.
- Boren Avenue — The westward southbound lane on Boren
between Spring and Seneca will be closed during normal construction hours and
will be open after construction hours. The sidewalk will be closed 24 hours a
- Seneca Street — For the time being, the south
sidewalk on Seneca between Boren and Terry will be closed. The north sidewalk
will be open this week. At times, we will have flaggers on the north sidewalk
helping direct pedestrians as we have done previously.
- Parking Spaces
- The four parking stalls west of Boren on both sides of Seneca will
continue to be closed to parking.
- Additional parking spaces along the north, westbound lane of Seneca may need to be closed, including a Zone 21 Permit Parking Load/Unload area, to ensure the safety of the public and workers on the site.
- The four parking stalls west of Boren on both sides of Seneca will continue to be closed to parking.
Once again, we thank you for your patience throughout this construction period and apologize for any inconvenience 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 VirginiaMason.org/construction.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the construction activities, please contact:
- We've reached the "bottom of the hole" on the construction site and will begin pouring concrete Monday, July 14. To accommodate this concrete pour, two western lanes of Boren Avenue will be blocked starting at 9 a.m. Monday and again on Wednesday, July 16.