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Weekend Work

  • Button: Receive the weekly construction bulletin via e-mail.There will be no major construction work Saturday, Sept. 18, or Sunday, Sept. 19.

Weekday Work: Sept. 20 to 24

  • Sidewalk Reopening: The city has finished its final sidewalk inspection. The Seneca Street and Boren Avenue sidewalks are now open to the public.
     
  • Parking has been restored along the north side of Seneca. In front of the John Winthrop Apartments, the city plans to restore a passenger drop zone and post "Residential Parking Zone" signs in the coming weeks. Parking along the south side of Seneca will also be restored in the coming weeks; the timing is still being determined.
     
  • 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 plan to bring a mobile crane to the construction site Friday, Oct. 1, to remove the tower crane from the roof of the addition. Tower crane removal will take place over the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3, and will require temporary closure of the Boren sidewalk.
     
  • 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 - The Boren sidewalk is now open. During September and October, we will have a few deliveries to the site, which will require the temporary closure of the southbound lane on the south side of Boren between Seneca and Spring and the sidewalk. Any closures would be during normal construction hours and open after construction hours.
     
  • Seneca Street - The north and south sidewalks along Seneca are now open. Parking has been restored along the north side of Seneca, and the city plans to restore a passenger drop zone and to post "Residential Parking Zone" signs in front of the John Winthrop Apartments in the coming weeks. Parking on the 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 plans to restore parking there in the coming weeks.

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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