Mar 22

Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction


Good Afternoon Community Members, Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction March 22, 2019

NEW INFORMATION This neighborhood update is being provided so you will have a good overview of the various construction activities happening around the Georgetown campus. A group of leaders representing the neighborhood, Georgetown University, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital developed the format of this update, which will be used to announce all future changes in campus construction activity. We hope that you will find this update informative.    CURRENT CAMPUS ACTIVITY Lot A: High activity. Placement of ground support beams and underground site utility work continues. Lot B: High activity. Placement of ground support beams and underground site utility work continues. Entrance 0: High activity. Curb reconstruction is underway, as well as sidewalk widening and paving. Entrance 1: Moderate activity. Site utility work continues.  Entrance 2: Low activity. Traffic light installed. Awaiting DDOT ruling on reinstating the right turn lane. Entrance 4: Moderate activity. Entrance 4 closed starting Monday, March 25. Access to Garage 2 now only via Entrance 3. West side of Garage 2 closed until summer. Pedestrian access maintained via Entrance 3.
East/West Road: Moderate activity. Lombardi traffic circle closed for ongoing utility installations, and retaining wall preparation around Shaw Field. Taking down existing Lombardi canopy week of March 25.Pedestrian route travels through the Lombardi building. Please follow posted directional signage.  West Road: Moderate activity. Roadway closed north of the Leavey Center loading dock. Parkers in Leavey Garage may enter and depart the garage via West Road on Level P3 or via Entrance 1 from Reservoir Road. Pedestrians advised to follow signage for alternate routes. Central Utility Plant: Moderate activity. Chiller delivered to plant in early March and is staged for installation. Ongoing construction activities within the plant continues. Chiller will be operational by mid-May. Yates Field House: No activity. No current construction activity. * See attached for a map of the above locations, and available pedestrian paths, as well as definitions of the construction activity indicators.
30 DAY LOOK AHEAD Placement of ground support beams to continue in Lot A and Lot B, moving toward Entrance 1.Underground site utility work continues for rerouting of storm water drain between St. Mary’s Hall and Reservoir Road.Construction traffic expected to be normal; no significant equipment deliveries expected.Permits secured for Yates roof project; work will begin at the end of the monthRemoval of taxi stands from outside Leavey Hotel and Conference Center 6 MONTH LOOK AHEAD Closure of Entrance 1 in mid MayEntrance 0 afternoon rush hour use (weekdays, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.)Major site excavation to begin (pending placement of all ground support beams) with frequent dump truck traffic along approved route.East-West Road construction continuesOngoing construction for Yates roof repair and development of Kehoe Field, including new trackEntrance 4 will reopen late this summer, at which time the south end of Entrance 2 will become a dead end. OVERALL PROJECT TIMELINE The project timeline for the construction of the Medical/Surgical Pavilion is under review.  As soon as the schedule/project timeline is set, we will announce. Anticipate a late May/early June release.
CONTACT US Questions about the Medical/Surgical Pavilion construction should be directed to Construction Executive Matt Maio, Trammell Crow Company, or 202-360-5735. Questions about other campus construction (East/West Road, Yates Roof, Entrance 4, etc), please contact Alex Berley  phone # 571.722.6459, or Gina Bleck -  phone # 202.687.2319.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION The 477,000 square foot Medical/Surgical Pavilion will house 156 private patient rooms, a new Emergency Department, larger operating rooms, a rooftop helipad with direct access to the Emergency Room and three levels of underground parking. The proposed plan more than doubles the existing green space, providing for open, attractive landscaping that offers the immediate community an appealing and charming landscape. As a long standing member of the community, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital takes great pride in being a good neighbor and minimizing disruptions during construction of the Medical/Surgical Pavilion. We appreciate your patience as we construct a world class facility that will provide the community with enhanced access to the world class care we currently provide.
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Best, Regina Regina Knox Woods, Vice President Government Affairs for the District of Columbia MedStar Health Assistant:  Ruby Price 410-772-6687


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