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Construction Bulletin: Week of Oct. 29, 2007
This is our regular bulletin describing the construction work taking place at the future site of the Main Campus addition on Boren Avenue between Seneca and Spring streets. We plan to continue sending out bulletins weekly to keep you informed of the latest construction activities, schedules and plans.
Last week, general contractor Skanska put fencing around most of the property line of the construction site, as it continued carrying out preparations for the Northcliffe building's demolition, including asbestos removal, discontinuing utilities and rodent extermination.
For the week of Oct. 29, asbestos removal work continues inside the building, as well as on the exterior. There will be intermittent fence moving and sidewalk closures along Seneca from now until Friday, Nov. 9, when asbestos removal work is scheduled for completion.
Demolition is tentatively scheduled for either the weekend of Dec. 1 and 2, or Dec. 8 and 9. Through a special permit, the actual tearing down is being scheduled to occur over a weekend to minimize the impact on pedestrian and car traffic around the site. The final demolition dates depend on the time needed to complete preparation activities. We will keep you posted through this bulletin once actual demolition dates are confirmed.
Prior to demolition, fencing will be moved to the street, and sidewalks will be closed throughout the demolition. At that time, pedestrians will be directed to sidewalks across the street from the site.
The right southbound lane of Boren Avenue may be closed intermittently to traffic during the demolition weekend.
The demolition will be a traditional tear-down, not an implosion or wrecking ball operation. During the two to three weeks to follow, building material and debris will be removed from the site for reuse, recycling and disposal. The trucks hauling away this material will most greatly affect traffic on Boren Avenue and Spring Street.
For more information about the addition, please visit: VirginiaMason.org/construction.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the construction activities, please contact:
- Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541, email@example.com