Archive for November 2013

Trench Drain Will Keep Feet Dry

The rainy season is here and when the sky opens, the parking stalls on Level 6 of the Ocean parking garage puddle up. To spare patient families and other visitors from stepping into standing water, we’re creating a trench drain  just south of the garage entrance to carry away runoff.

 Work begins Nov. 11 and will take one to two weeks to complete.  All work will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The garage entrance will remain open throughout the project.

 The project involves cutting a 140-foot long channel through the concrete parking surface and covering it with a grate. Cutting and removing the concrete will produce a large amount of noise.

 We appreciate your patience while we make this important improvement.

Preparations For Trail Construction Begin Soon

BGT Hartmann Plan Nov 2013IMG_5919IMG_5917IMG_5916IMG_5909IMG_5915Work to build a new connection to the Burke-Gilman Trail starts in November when the project’s general contractor, Sellen Construction, begins making preparations for construction. The prep work includes installing temporary fences and taking over a portion of the Hartmann Building parking lot.

Most work will be staged from the rear of the Hartmann property, creating minimal traffic disruptions, and the trail will remain open during all phases of construction.

When completed early next year, the new trail connection will traverse the Hartmann Building property and tie the trail to the new traffic signal/crosswalk at Sand Point Way NE & 40th Ave NE and the new cycle track that runs in front of the hospital to Penny Drive.

The project involves grading and paving, building fences and retaining walls, and installing signage and landscaping. Work will take place on weekdays only – no weekends or holidays – between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. No noisy machinery will operate between 7-8 a.m.

Continue to check the Construction Blog for future project updates.