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We are writing to provide you with the latest information about our hospital addition construction project.

Weekend Work
There will be no work the weekend of May 17 and 18.

Activities for the Week of May 19
Drilling and installation of 80- to 85-foot steel piles will continue through May along the west side of the worksite. Excavation is under way, and we continue to haul soil from the site, increasing truck traffic during normal construction hours (weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.). We expect excavation work to last into August.

We will complete the work in the alley south of Spring Street between Boren and Terry avenues this week, and restore the alley. We will proceed with the installation of another duct bank run from this new vault north across Spring to the new hospital addition. A pedestrian footbridge will be placed to allow for safe pedestrian passage over this work along the south side of Spring.

After this is complete, we will go back to Seneca Street to complete the work in front of the John Winthrop Apartments, likely late in the week of May 19 or during the week of May 26.

Additionally, along the west end of Spring, we plan to install eight-foot-tall wood paneling as a privacy screen in front of the Baroness Hotel and the Inn at Virginia Mason. The panels will be treated with an anti-graffiti paint and will be placed in late May.

Sidewalk and Street Closures for Week of May 19

  • Spring Street — Spring Street and its north sidewalk between Boren and Terry 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.

    The alley west of the Chasselton Apartments will be closed, but allowances will be made for tenants to get in and out of the Chasselton parking garage. There will be inconveniences at times.

  • 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, we will have flaggers on the north sidewalk helping to direct pedestrians as previously.

    The first four parking stalls immediately 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.

Once again, 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 showing the new building's orientation on the site, please visit: VirginiaMason.org/construction.

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

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