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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, June 12, or Sunday, June 13.
     
  • On Sunday, June 13, we will be doing some work within the existing hospital, which will not be noisy or noticeable to neighbors.

Weekday Work: June 14-18

  • We continue to make strides toward completing the exterior of the addition.
     
  • Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition.
     
  • The Emergency Department driveway is almost complete. This week, we will continue installing overhead elements prior to installing the ceiling and laying insulation in the driveway.
     
  • We will be installing blue glass on the north connector bridge. Once that is complete, we will reposition the scaffolding to allow us to work underneath the connector bridge. This work will take about a month. After that, we will remove the scaffolding and reopen the main entrance to the hospital.
     
  • Sidewalk pours continue in sections around the addition. Upon completion of the Seattle Steam work on Seneca, street panels will be replaced and then the sidewalk and curbs will be poured on Seneca.
     
  • Seattle Steam continues to work in the north parking lane of Seneca Street. 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. 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.
     
  • 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 through July, 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.
     
  • 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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