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Construction Bulletin: May 22, 2009
- There will be no work over the holiday weekend: Saturday, May 23; Sunday, May 24; or Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Tuesday through Friday
- We will continue to form and pour the two elevator cores, and erect wall forms and pour concrete walls around the exterior of the site. It is important to note the concrete walls you see are not the final exterior walls.
- Intermittent concrete pours will continue on Seneca Street 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 pours. Parking on the south side of Seneca also will be unavailable temporarily.
- Steel deliveries for the main concrete structure 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, walls, laying rebar, and installing piping and conduits.
- Residents may hear an air horn on occasion. This is a safety alert to inform workers that a heavy load is about to be lifted across the construction site.
- Check out our webcam at VirginiaMason.org/construction.
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 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.
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 VirginiaMason.org/construction.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the construction activities, please contact:
- Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541, email@example.com