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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, July 17, or Sunday, July 18.

Weekday Work: July 19-23

  • On Monday, July 19, we plan to apply the first layer of the new asphalt surface to Spring Street between Boren Avenue and Terry Avenue, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and finishing no later than 4 p.m. The final asphalt layer is scheduled to be laid Aug. 5 and 6. We apologize in advance to our neighbors, patients and visitors, who may be exposed to odors from the asphalt, but we plan to complete this work quickly, and the result will be a safer and improved street surface.
     
  • We will begin irrigation work along Spring, putting in pipes and landscaping in the parking strips between sidewalks and the road.
     
  • We will also be reinstalling streetlight poles and street signs along Spring.
     
  • We plan to test the new generators. All the new generators are located 60 to 70 feet below the street level and are surrounded by large modern mufflers. It is possible you might hear or see some exhaust during this testing, but we expect minimal noise disturbance to the neighborhood. Additionally, the test will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The specific date for the test is still being determined.
     
  • We continue preparations to finalize and install the weather canopy along Boren.
     
  • Work to complete the Emergency Department driveway continues as we install metal wall and ceiling panels.
     
  • Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition.
     
  • We will continue to pour sections of sidewalk on Seneca.
     
  • Seattle Steam expects to conclude its work in the north parking lane of Seneca by Friday, July 23. On July 14, Seattle Steam re-wedged and welded steel panels on the street to reduce noise as vehicles pass over them. During normal construction hours, two-way traffic along Seneca is being maintained. Seattle Steam may work some evening shifts to conduct activity that requires the removal of electric trolley lines. For more information, please contact Seattle Steam, (206) 623-6366.
     
  • 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 through July, 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 the west crosswalk to access the hospital through the protected breezeway.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring between Boren and Terry 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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