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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 24, or Sunday, July 25.

Weekday Work: July 26-30

  • We will replace the curb in front of the Inn at Virginia Mason.
  • We will continue installation of streetlights and signs, irrigation and landscaping work in the parking strips between sidewalks and the road along Spring Street.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday, we will reroute pedestrian traffic from the south sidewalk of Spring into the street or north sidewalk to allow us to conduct work on the south sidewalk and in the alley between the Chasselton and Baroness.
  • Our plan to test the new generators was delayed, so no generator testing took place last week. We plan to test the new generators Monday, Aug. 2. 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. The test will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • We are scheduled to remove the scaffolding around the main hospital entrance on Seneca Street the week of Aug. 2-6. The following week, we plan to replace the sidewalk on the south side of Seneca from the addition to the main entrance. We plan to reopen the Seneca entrance to the main hospital to vehicular traffic during the last week in August, after this work is complete.
  • Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition.
  • Seattle Steam has nearly finished its work on Seneca and now expects to conclude that activity by Wednesday, July 28. For more information, please contact Seattle Steam, (206) 623-6366.
  • Very few concrete pours remain. When they occur, Seneca and Boren Avenue 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.
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Temporary Closure of Patient Drop-Off Area on Seneca

  • For the safety of pedestrians and construction workers, the drop-off area will be reopened to vehicular traffic during the last week in August, after the scaffolding is removed and the Seneca sidewalk in front of the main entrance is replaced.
  • 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 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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