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Weekend Work

  • Button: Sign up to receive free, weekly health tips via e-mail.There will be no major construction work Saturday, June 19, or Sunday, June 20.

Weekday Work: June 21-25

  • We continue to make strides toward completing the exterior of the addition.
     
  • Last week, we worked on preparations for installing the "Virginia Mason" blue logo glass panels on the north connector bridge. This week, we will install the panels on the morning of Thursday, June 24.
     
  • We are in the process of reconfiguring and reducing the scaffolding around the main entrance of the hospital on Seneca Street. We plan to reopen the entrance in mid-July.
     
  • Final façade elements continue to be installed on all sides of the addition.
     
  • The Emergency Department driveway is almost complete. We have installed the drive's insulation, and we will be installing metal panels this week.
     
  • Beginning today, we will be pouring sections of sidewalk on Seneca.
     
  • 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. 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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