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Week of June 30, 2008

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What's New
This week, we will continue duct-bank work in front of the John Winthrop Apartments on Seneca Street. (A duct bank is a grouping of underground conduits, usually embedded in concrete, that serve in place of overhead utility lines.)

We will begin restoring Seneca Street and curb sections in front of the John Winthrop Apartments. The restoration will include concrete pouring Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2.

This restoration completes the placement of the electrical duct bank. Seattle City Light still needs to complete additional work later in July, which will be less disruptive to the street. 

What to Expect Over the Weekend
No work is planned this weekend or over 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 on the north sidewalk helping 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
We thank you for your patience throughout this period and 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 updated architectural renderings, please visit VirginiaMason.org/construction.

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

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