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Construction Bulletin: Sept. 3, 2010
Weekend Work and Holiday Schedule
- There will be no major construction work over the Labor Day weekend, from Saturday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 6.
Weekday Work: Sept. 7 to 10
- Spring Street between Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue will remain open to vehicle traffic through Monday, Sept. 6. It will close again Tuesday, Sept. 7, for five weeks to allow for trench work for laying new cables. This work will be done in phases along Spring from east to west. Emergency Department access will be maintained at all times. We will enlist the help of Seattle Police to assist pedestrians and traffic and to minimize disruptions.
- We are scheduling final sidewalk inspections and plan to have the Seneca and Boren sidewalks open by the end of the week.
- We will bring a mobile crane to the site on 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 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 Street between Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue will remain open to vehicle traffic through Monday, Sept. 6. It will close again Tuesday, Sept. 7, for five weeks to allow for trench work for laying new cables. This work will be done in phases along Spring from east to west. Emergency Department access will be maintained at all times. Seattle Police will assist with pedestrian and traffic safety. 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 by the end of September. 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 north and south sidewalks are now open.
- Parking Spaces - The four parking stalls west of Boren on the south side of Seneca only 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.
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:
- Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541, firstname.lastname@example.org