Crews will be onsite Saturday, July 17 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. stripping foundation forms, which is similar to the work that has occurred during this week.
Deep foundation, pile cap and grade beam installation is ongoing and will continue for approximately 7 weeks. Excavation and grading work are happening at the same time as the deep foundation installations.
Mt. Vernon Avenue will be closed to public traffic between Rockingham Street and Bellevue Drive for one week starting Friday, July 23. This temporary road closure is necessary so materials and a small crane can be staged in the area to build a large crane on the hospital campus, which will be used to erect the patient tower. A flagger will be on hand to direct traffic and help neighbors access their driveways during the temporary road closure. Letters have been sent to residences between Rockingham and Bellevue to notify them in advance of the temporary road closure.
Construction of the ramped section of the South Access Drive to connect to Mt. Vernon is anticipated to start in late July, early August. Fill material will be placed in “lifts” and compacted until the final grade height is reached.
Typical levels of construction noise and vibrations are expected with all of these activities. For the deep foundation work, any possible vibrations will be monitored by a third party testing agency.