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Weekend Activity

  • Button: Receive the weekly construction bulletin via e-mail.No hospital addition construction work is planned for Saturday, Oct. 17, or Sunday, Oct. 18.

Monday through Friday

  • At this time, we have only one more floor to pour - the roof level. We anticipate having the roof poured by first week of November. If we are able to stay on schedule, we plan to remove the tower crane by the end of January.
     
  • By the end of October, we will begin elevator installation.
     
  • We will continue to have additional equipment on Seneca Street periodically to facilitate the installation of sewer and water connections. Throughout this work, we will maintain traffic flow on Seneca in each direction and provide added traffic control as needed.
     
  • We are beginning to install window frames and window glass along Boren Avenue prior to applying the final façade layer.
     
  • To reduce glare from night lighting, we are currently dimming lights while we prepare a shrouding system that will help keep lights from shining into adjacent windows while allowing us to maintain adequate lighting to deter trespassing, vandalism and other crimes.
     
  • Intermittent concrete pours 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 pours. Parking on the south side of Seneca also will be unavailable temporarily.
     
  • Steel deliveries for the main concrete structure continue on Seneca and Spring. 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).
     
  • 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.
     
  • View our webcam at VirginiaMason.org/construction.

Temporary Closure of Patient Drop-Off Area on Seneca

  • For the safety of pedestrians and construction workers, the drop-off area will remain closed to vehicular traffic until March 2010, when work on the connector between the existing hospital and the addition is scheduled to be complete.
     
  • The alternate drop-off and pick-up locations in front of the Emergency Department, Lindeman Pavilion and Buck Pavilion remain in effect until that time.
     
  • Staff and patients can use both crosswalks and the sidewalk to get in and out of the hospital easily through the protected breezeway.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring Street between Boren Avenue and Terry Avenue is again closed to through traffic 24 hours a day. The north sidewalk between Boren and Terry is closed 24 hours a day. The south sidewalk, however, is open to pedestrians at all times.
     
  • 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.

For More Information or Questions
For more information about the addition, including an image gallery, please visit 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.

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.

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

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