Good Morning Community Members,
Neighborhood Update: Georgetown Campus Construction
July 23, 2020
Installation of New Entrances for Concrete Batch Plant
Now that the concrete batch plant is operational on the construction site, there is a need to construct two new entrances off Reservoir Road to facilitate construction site vehicle traffic around the batch plant. Clark Construction has requested the necessary permits to conduct this work and we are awaiting final approvals in the coming days. Site work will begin on the new entrances as soon as the permits are approved. Please note that a traffic control plan will be in place to ensure the proper flow of traffic on Reservoir Road, and ensure adequate passage for pedestrians in the area while the new entrances are constructed. The community will be notified once the permits have been approved and a traffic control plan has been determined.
Installation of Second Tower Crane
During late August/early September, we expect the second of three tower cranes to be erected on the construction site. As was the case for the first tower crane install earlier this year, work to build the tower crane will be done over the course of four consecutive days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. For safety reasons, these activities must occur during the day due to the number of deliveries and critical rigging that must be done to build the tower crane. All oversized deliveries to the construction site will follow routes prescribed by DDOT as part of the permitting process, and will not impede traffic flow on Reservoir Road. The community will be notified when the dates of this work are finalized.
Oversized Load – Removal of Large Equipment
In the coming weeks, we expect to receive permit approval for the removal of large equipment from the construction site. This will require one oversized load to leave the construction site and travel on a DDOT-approved route away from the area. We do not expect this to cause any disruption to traffic on Reservoir Road. The community will be notified when the date of the oversized load removal is finalized.
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 continues, dump truck activity remains steady, along with 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 activity.
Entrance 4: Moderate activity. Entrance 4 is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Access to Garage 2 is accessible via Entrance 3. The west side of Garage 2 is expected to open for exiting vehicles by fall 2020. A permanent traffic signal, new sidewalks and handicapped ramps are being installed at Entrance 4 with completion expected in early fall 2020. At times of work, the road will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers stationed to direct traffic.
East-West Road: Moderate activity. The East-West Road opened to vehicle traffic on September 16, 2019, making Entrance 4 the primary campus 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 is wrapping up along the periphery of the road. Sidewalks between Entrance 4 and Leavey are open. Work at the PHC underpass requires intermittent changes to the pedestrian path along the north side of Leavey.
West Road: Low activity. The roadway is open and expected to remain unimpeded for the foreseeable future.
Central Utility Plant: Moderate activity. Installation of systems within the plant continues, with expected completion in the fall of 2020.
Yates Field House: No activity. Construction is complete on the roof and the new rooftop track. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the Yates facility remains closed until further notice.
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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Regina Knox Woods, Vice President
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