May 6

Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction



Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction

May 6, 2019


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.


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: Low activity. Curb reconstruction and sidewalk paving is complete. New traffic signal work is pending.

Entrance 1: Moderate activity. Site utility work continues.

Entrance 2: No activity.

Entrance 4: Moderate activity. Entrance 4 closed for construction. Access to Garage 2 now only via Entrance 3. West side of Garage 2 closed through summer. Pedestrian access maintained via Entrance 3.

East/West Road: High activity. Lombardi traffic circle closed for ongoing utility installations, earthwork and retaining wall demolition along north and east sides of Shaw Field. 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: High activity. Chiller has been installed in the plant with myriad systems connections underway. Utilities work is progressing on schedule.

Yates Field House: High activity. Demolition well underway; construction kick-off May 3, with continuing removal of the insulation and waterproofing.

* See attached for a map of the above locations, and available pedestrian paths, as well as definitions of the construction activity indicators.


· 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.

· Ongoing construction for Yates roof repair and development of Kehoe Field, including new track


· Closure of Entrance 1 to begin no sooner than June 1

· Entrance 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 continues

· Entrance 4 will reopen late this summer, at which time the south end of Entrance 2 will become a dead end.


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.


Questions about the Medical/Surgical Pavilion construction should be directed to Construction Executive Matt Maio, Trammell Crow Company, at 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.


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.


If you are interested in receiving additional updates about the Medical/Surgical Pavilion, please click here (link takes you to




Regina Knox Woods, Vice President

Government Affairs for the District of Columbia

MedStar Health

110 Irving Street, NW

East Building 8111

Washington, D.C. 20010

202-877-0382 PHONE

Assistant: Ruby Price 410-772-6687




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