Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction
September 25, 2019
Clark Construction has provided MedStar Georgetown with an updated timeline for construction of the Medical/Surgical Pavilion.
During the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, excavation and structure work will be done approximately three stories deep to support the Pavilion and the underground parking garage. Then, through 2021, we will see the exterior of the Pavilion take shape. During the following year, 2022, work will be focused on the inside of the Pavilion to build out the patient care and support service areas as well as landscaping and hardscaping (pedestrian pathways) of the approximately six acres of new green space. In early 2023, construction of the new Pavilion will be complete.
Please see below project construction timeline.
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: No activity. Exit 0 is now permanently closed to vehicular traffic.
Entrance 2: No construction activity.
Entrance 4: Moderate activity. Entrance 4 is now open to vehicular traffic (but not pedestrian traffic) as part of the East-West Road’s opening. Access to Garage 2 is only accessible via Entrance 3. The west side of Garage 2 is expected to open late fall of 2019. Pedestrian access is maintained via Entrance 3 while work continues on the sidewalks from Entrance 4. A permanent traffic signal will be installed at Entrance 4 later this fall. Traffic Control Officers are in place managing traffic at the intersection during morning and evening peak times.
East-West Road: Moderate activity. The new East-West Road opened on September 16, making Entrance 4 the primary entrance and exit from the north. The two-way road connects to the Leavey Center, where parkers access the garage via West Road. Additional work will continue along the periphery of the road through the fall of 2019, such as construction of sidewalks and installation of hardscape and landscape features.
West Road: Moderate activity. As of September 16, the roadway is now open north of the Leavey Center loading dock through Lombardi Circle where it connects to the East-West Road.
Central Utility Plant: Moderate activity. Installation of systems within the plant is underway.
Yates Field House: High activity. Construction on-going, while facility remains open. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2019.
30 DAY LOOK AHEAD
● Working with DDOT to obtain approval for a right turn lane on Reservoir Road for east-bound traffic entering Entrance 2.
● A professional traffic engineer is conducting a study for a left turn signal for west-bound traffic entering Entrance #2.
● Anticipate an oversized delivery similar to the one that occurred earlier in September. Advanced notice of this delivery will come via the neighborhood e-mail list serves.
● Ongoing improvements, including opening pedestrian pathways, along Entrance 4.
● 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 has begun with frequent dump truck traffic along approved route.
● Permanent traffic signal will be installed at Entrance 4 later this fall.
Questions about the Medical/Surgical Pavilion construction should be directed to Construction Executive Matt Maio, Trammell Crow Company, at email@example.com or 202-360-5735.
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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