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Construction Bulletin: May 23, 2008
We are writing to provide you the latest information about our hospital addition construction project.
There will be no work the weekend of May 24 and 25, or on the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 26.
Activities for the Week of May 27
Drilling and installing 80- to 85-foot steel piles continues 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.
This week, we will continue duct-bank work in front of the John Winthrop Apartments on Seneca Street. This involves saw-cutting asphalt in the westbound parking lane to open a trench approximately 80 feet west of the new vault and installing the duct bank.
Along the west end of Spring Street, 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 painted white and will be placed this week or the first week of June.
Sidewalk and Street Closures for Week of May 27
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 restored by Tuesday, May 27, and will likely reopen this week. We will continue to make allowances for tenants to get in and out of the Chasselton parking garage.
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 avenues 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: