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Image: artist rendering of hospital addition connector.An important milestone in Virginia Mason's hospital addition construction project is scheduled to occur this weekend that will affect traffic on the Seattle Main Campus along Seneca Street and Terry Avenue. Crews will be working on the connector bridge that will link the existing hospital to the new construction. The bridge is 102 feet long, 11 feet wide and 19 feet high, and requires special provisions for its transport and delivery. VM patients and visitors should be aware of the following:

  • At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, access to Seneca Street (at Boren Avenue) and Terry Avenue (between Seneca and University Street) will be closed to prepare for delivery of crane components and other materials.
  • The Terry entrance to Lindeman Pavilion will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, through 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
  • From 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, visitors will be able to use the Lindeman Parking Garage but will need to exit Lindeman Pavilion on Level 2, cross the west terrace area and use the Ninth Avenue entrance into Buck Pavilion to access the hospital. At 9 a.m. Sunday, the sky bridge on Lindeman Level 5 will re-open for direct access to the hospital.
  • Seneca and Terry will re-open at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
  • The Lindeman Parking Garage will remain open all weekend.

Note: Parking along the connector delivery route will be affected. From 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, until 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, there will be no parking along Harvard Avenue from East Madison Street to Seneca Street and no parking along Seneca from Harvard to Ninth Avenue. The bridge structure will be passing through this area between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 28.

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