Search Virginia Mason News

For the Week of July 7

Sign up to receive these updates by e-mail!

What's New
The duct-bank work in front of the John Winthrop Apartments on Seneca Street has been completed. (A duct bank is a grouping of underground conduits, usually embedded in concrete, that serve in place of overhead utility lines.) Next week, we'll complete sidewalk restoration in front of the apartments.

A concrete pour will begin next week within the project's "hole." There will be a pump truck and concrete truck on Seneca Street starting Friday, July 11.

What to Expect This Weekend
No work is planned during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Ongoing Work
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.

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 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. At times, flaggers will be positioned on the north sidewalk to help direct pedestrians.

  • 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.

In Closing
Thank you for your patience throughout this construction period. We 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 animated video and image gallery, please visit

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

Back to Search