Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction
August 29, 2019
Over the past several months, construction teams have been actively working to build a new East-West Road. This road will connect the Leavey Center and West Road to Reservoir Road and Entrance 4 and will represent the main north entry point to campus via Reservoir Road.
CURRENT CAMPUS ACTIVITY
Entrance 1, Lot A, Lot B: High activity. Placement of ground support beams and underground site utility work continues. As site development progresses, there will be a gradual increase in dump truck activity, and the continuous, required street sweeping to keep Reservoir Road clean.
Exit 0: Low activity. Drivers who use Exit 0 (located on the northern edge of campus) to exit campus to Reservoir Road may continue to do so, but only from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.; otherwise, vehicles must enter and exit campus via Canal Road. With the opening of the new road on September 16, Exit 0 will be barricaded and will no longer be accessible to vehicles beginning Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Entrance 2: No activity.
Entrance 4: High activity. Entrance 4 remains closed for construction in anticipation of East-West Road’s opening. 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. Work is progressing in preparation for a September 16 opening for the new East-West Road. Upon the road’s completion, Entrance 4 will become the primary entrance and exit from the north. The two-way road will connect to the Leavey Center, where parkers will access the garage via West Road. A permanent traffic signal will be installed at Entrance 4 later this fall.
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 are advised to follow signage for alternate routes.
Central Utility Plant: Low activity. Chiller has been installed in the plant with myriad systems connections underway.
Yates Field House: High activity. Construction on-going, while facility remains open. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2019.
* 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
● East-West Road construction in final stages, with anticipated open date on Monday, September 16. ● Entrance 0 will close when East-West Road. Temporary signal will be removed. ● Water utility work will continue inside the construction site, adjacent to Reservoir Road.● Ongoing construction for Yates roof repair and development of Kehoe Field, including new track.
6 MONTH LOOK AHEAD
● Major site excavation to begin with frequent dump truck traffic along approved route.● Permanent traffic signal will be installed at Entrance 4 later this fall.
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 September release.
Questions about the Medical/Surgical Pavilion construction should be directed to Construction Executive Matt Maio, Trammell Crow Company, at email@example.com or202-360-5735.
Questions about other campus construction (East/West Road, Yates Roof, Entrance 4, etc), please contact Alex Berley - firstname.lastname@example.org phone # 571.722.6459, or Gina Bleck - email@example.com 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.
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