Search Virginia Mason News

For the Week of July 28

Sign up to receive these updates by e-mail!

What's New

Concrete Pour for Site Foundation

  • Tuesday, July 29, will be the first of three concrete pours for the mat-slab. (This is a six-foot thick concrete slab that is the main support structure for the building.) On this day, the concrete pump truck will be stationed on Spring Street, and trucks will be staged in the southbound lane of Boren Avenue. The lane will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • On Friday, Aug. 1, a larger pour will take place. This pour will be from two locations on the site. One concrete pump truck will be stationed on Seneca Street and the other on Boren, which will be limited to one lane in each direction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seneca also will be condensed to one lane in each direction, and parking on both sides of the street will be unavailable temporarily.

  • Periodically during the week, steel-bar will be delivered using the smaller, 50-ton crane that is now on site.

  • A new 180-ton crane is now on site on Spring. This crane will remain until the tower crane is erected, then both the 180- and 50-ton cranes will be removed.

  • Commitment to Crane Safety
    As mentioned in last week's bulletin, a tower crane soon will be installed on the site. It is now scheduled to be erected Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    Virginia Mason and our work team are deeply committed to ensuring 100-percent safety for our neighbors and our team. We are implementing a thorough safety and communications effort that will begin with the following:

    • Dedicated Web page on the Virginia Mason site about crane safety and activities.

    • Letter mailed to about 1,500 residents and businesses near Virginia Mason's Seattle Main Campus Addition construction site.

    • We have established a construction hotline at (206) 341-1511 that you may call any time to leave your questions or concerns. We also ask that you use this hotline as a way to report unusual activity on or around the site.

    • Two Community Coffee events where community members can learn more about the crane from Virginia Mason and Skanska team members. Those dates are:

Where:  Correa C conference room (behind the cashier stands in the cafeteria)
Virginia Mason Hospital
925 Seneca Street, Seattle
When:  Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m.

At any time, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (contact information listed at the end of this Web page).

What to Expect Over the Weekend
There will be no work associated with the VM construction project Saturday, July 26, or Sunday, July 27.

SDOT Boren/Madison Paving Project
Please note that evening and weekend work associated with the Seattle Department of Transportation's Boren Avenue/Madison Street paving project may occur at times. If you would like more information about this project, please see the following link:

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 access and passage.

  • Boren Avenue — The westernmost 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 day.

  • 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.

  • Parking Spaces — The four parking stalls west of Boren on only the south side of Seneca will continue to be closed to parking.

In Closing
Thank you for your patience throughout this construction period. We apologize for the inconveniences 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

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the construction activities, please contact:

Back to Search