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Weekend Work

  • Button: Receive the weekly hospital addition construction bulletin via e-mail.There will be no major construction work over the weekend, from Saturday, July 10, through Sunday, July 11.

Weekday Work: July 12-16

  • Asphalt removal on Spring Street is complete. We will be removing the plywood fence in front of the Baroness Hotel and adding a fabric-covered, chain link fence in its place to allow better access to curbs and sidewalks.
     
  • Once the fence is installed, curb implants and re-landscaping the sidewalks will begin in preparation of repaving the street in August.
     
  • We will continue work on the Boren Avenue weather canopy, painting the canopy steel. Installation of façade insulation and glass panels will begin next week.
     
  • Work to complete the Emergency Department driveway continues. This week, we will continue installing the ceiling grid and some electrical equipment. We will begin installing metal panels and signage after that work is complete.
     
  • The fuel tank foam fire suppressant system was inspected for the back-up generators; testing on this system could begin as early as next Thursday, July 15. All testing will be conducted between normal construction hours, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be conducted in 10-minute increments. It is possible you might hear or see some exhaust during this testing, but because the new generators are several levels below the surface of the street and have been equipped with modern mufflers, we expect minimal noise disturbance to the neighborhood.
     
  • Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition. The hydraulic scaffolding used to install the siding on the east façade was removed last week; the north and south hydraulic scaffolding will be removed in the coming weeks.
     
  • We will continue to pour sections of sidewalk on Seneca Street.
     
  • Seattle Steam continues to work in the north parking lane of Seneca. During normal construction hours, two-way traffic along Seneca is maintained.
     
  • Additionally, Seattle Steam will work some evening shifts to conduct work that requires the removal of electric trolley lines. Seattle Steam expects to conclude this work by the mid-July. 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 until mid to late August, 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 Avenue 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.
     
  • Southwest Corner of Boren and Seneca Crosswalk - This crosswalk will open for pedestrian traffic; the sidewalks on Boren and the south part of Seneca will remain closed to pedestrians.
     
  • 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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