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Saturday Work

  • We have secured a special work permit for Saturday, March 28. This light hoisting work will take place inside the new building and needs to be completed on a weekend when a smaller crew is on site to ensure job-site safety. This work involves hoisting equipment to the lowest level of the building while the area is still accessible; as construction progresses, this area will no longer be accessible.

  • There will be no work Sunday, March 29.

Spring Street Mobile Crane

  • Skanska and Virginia Mason responded to concerns raised by neighbors about the exhaust fumes from the mobile crane on Spring Street by reconfiguring the exhaust system to locate the exhaust outlet farther from the residential building.

Monday through Friday

  • Construction continues to move above street level. We've poured two layers on the Spring Street level floors, began forming walls and have one more layer to pour before this level is complete. This area will become the new emergency department for Virginia Mason.

  • A permanent concrete pumping station has been set up along Seneca Street and will remain in place for the duration of the construction project.

  • Intermittent concrete pours will continue on Seneca and Boren Avenue throughout the week. Concrete trucks will begin pouring at 8 a.m. on Seneca and 9 a.m. on Boren. Seneca and Boren will be limited to one lane in each direction during these intermittent construction pours. Parking on the south side of Seneca also will be unavailable temporarily.

  • Steel deliveries continue this week on Seneca and Spring streets. This work requires temporary parking restrictions on the north and south sides of Seneca (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, north side; 24 hours/seven days a week, south side).

  • Activities over the next few weeks will continue to focus on pouring floors, columns, beams, laying rebar, and installing piping and conduits.

  • Residents may hear an air horn on occasion. This is a safety alert to let workers know a heavy load is about to be lifted across the construction site.

  • Check out our webcam at

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.

  • Boren Avenue — 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 — 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.

Commitment to Crane Safety
Virginia Mason and our work team are deeply committed to ensuring 100-percent safety for our neighbors and our team. Visit our dedicated Web page for tower-crane safety information and activities at 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.

For more information about the addition, including an image and video gallery, please visit

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