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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 3 and 4.

Activities for the Week of May 5
Drilling and installation of 80- to 85-foot steel piles will continue this week 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 drilling activity to conclude by the end of May and excavation work to last into August.

We will continue working in the alley south of Spring Street between Boren and Terry avenues, installing the electrical duct bank between the new vault on Spring and an existing one in the alley. Once the vault is installed, we will restore the alley and the south sidewalk section, before installing another duct bank run from the new vault north to the new building. After this is complete, likely in mid-May, we will go back to Seneca Street to complete the work in front of the John Winthrop Apartments.

Sidewalk and Street Closures for Week of May 5

  • Spring Street - Spring Street and its north sidewalk between Boren and Terry will be closed 24 hours a day. The south sidewalk on Spring between Boren and the alley west of the Chasselton Apartments will be open to pedestrians, but the sidewalk from the alley to Terry Avenue will be closed due to work at the Baroness Hotel.

    An alternate route from the alley to Terry will be marked clearly with pedestrian signage and by flagging personnel directing pedestrian traffic onto a path in the closed street. 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.

    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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