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Construction Bulletin: July 30, 2010
- There will be no major construction work Saturday, July 31, or Sunday, Aug. 1.
Weekday Work: Aug. 2-6
- We plan to test the new generators Monday, Aug. 2. All the new generators are located 60 to 70 feet below 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.
- On Monday, we will begin removing the scaffolding around the main hospital entrance on Seneca Street. We will use the rooftop crane to remove the scaffolding and haul it away using two trucks, so there will be increased truck activity along Seneca during the week.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 3, we plan to apply the final 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. 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. Once it is complete, we will remove the fencing along the south and north sidewalks of Spring. Fencing will remain across Spring at Boren and Terry, and the north sidewalk will remain closed for a few more weeks.
- We will continue irrigation and landscaping work in the parking strips along Spring.
- Along Boren, we will install the weather canopy and glass elements. The following week, we will begin landscaping work on Boren.
- Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition.
- 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 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 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.
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:
- Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541, email@example.com