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Weekend Work

  • Button: Receive the weekly construction bulletin via e-mail.There will be no major construction work Saturday, Sept. 11, or Sunday, Sept. 12.

Weekday Work: Sept. 13 to 17

  • Sidewalk Inspection and Reopening Schedule: The Seneca Street and Boren Avenue sidewalks around the construction site are not yet open. We have experienced a delay in scheduling the city's final sidewalk inspection. We expect to have the Seneca and Boren sidewalks inspected this week. Once we have the city's approval to reopen the sidewalks, we would open Seneca immediately and open Boren in early October. In the meantime, please be attentive to all signage around the construction site for your own safety and the safety of others.
     
  • Trenching has begun along Spring Street between Boren and Terry Avenue. A pedestrian ramp and pathway has been constructed to facilitate movement in and out of the Inn at Virginia Mason. A police officer is present at the intersection of Terry and Spring to assist pedestrians and traffic.
     
  • We will bring a mobile crane to the site Friday, Oct. 1, to remove the tower crane from the roof. Tower crane removal will take place over the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3, and will require the Boren sidewalk to remain closed.
     
  • Very few concrete pours remain. When they occur, Seneca and Boren will be limited to one lane in each direction for the duration of the pour.
     
  • Residents may hear an air horn on occasion to alert workers that a heavy load is about to be lifted across the construction site.

Sidewalk and Street Closures

  • Spring Street - Spring between Boren and Terry is closed to vehicle traffic through Oct. 15 to allow trench work for laying new cables. Emergency Department access is being maintained at all times. A pedestrian ramp and pathway has been constructed to facilitate movement in and out of the Inn at Virginia Mason. A police officer is present at the intersection of Terry and Spring to assist pedestrians and traffic. The sidewalk on the south side of Spring will continue to be open to pedestrians at all times.
     
  • Boren Avenue - When required for deliveries, the southbound lane on the south side of Boren between Seneca and Spring will be closed during normal construction hours and open after construction hours. The street and sidewalk are expected to reopen in early October after the tower crane is removed. Until then, the sidewalk will remain closed 24 hours a day.
     
  • Seneca Street - Parking on the north and south side of Seneca continues to be unavailable temporarily (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, north side; 24 hours/seven days a week, south side). The city is planning to restore parking signage in the coming weeks. The north sidewalk is 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
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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