By Regina Knox Woods, Vice President, Government Affairs for the District of Columbia, MedStar Health
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is pleased to announce that during the next six to eight weeks, there will be changes to the construction site of the Medical/Surgical Pavilion. These changes will accommodate our site preparation progress as we prepare for full construction to begin in the coming months.
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March 1: Major Equipment Delivery
- On Thursday, March 1 we expect to receive multiple deliveries of major equipment.
- As with all major equipment/material deliveries, these deliveries will be done during the week, during non-rush hours, as required and permitted by the District of Columbia.
- The delivery trucks will follow an arrival and departure route as defined by the community-approved Construction Management Plan, and as reviewed and approved by the District Department of Transportation.
- The truck drivers and on-site construction managers will coordinate each delivery to minimize any potential disruption to traffic along the route.
- Flaggers will be in place on Reservoir Road to control traffic in both directions, if necessary, so the delivery trucks can safely navigate the turn into Entrance 1.
- Safety is our first priority, as is minimizing disruption, as all deliveries are made.
Please note that the schedule of this and all equipment deliveries is contingent upon the receipt of required permits and may be affected by inclement weather. If any scheduled work or deliveries are changed due to such circumstances, we will immediately send an updated announcement.
March 3: Full Closure of Parking Lot A
- Surface Parking Lot A will be fully closed on Saturday, March 3. The existing construction fence will be expanded to include the entire lot area to safely contain all site preparation work.
- With the full closure of Lot A, pedestrians will be directed to use the marked crosswalk on the north end (Reservoir Road side) of the construction site to walk between the Hospital and Epicurean/Darnall Hall.
March 5 – 31: Fence Construction Along Reservoir Road
- Beginning Monday, March 5, the process will begin to construct a decorative wooden fence between surface Parking Lot B and the sidewalk along Reservoir Road.
- This fence is being built in accordance with our agreement with the Georgetown Community Partnership to provide an aesthetically-pleasing fence that separates the construction site from the community sidewalk and surrounding area.
March 12: New Traffic Pattern at Entrance 1
- During the week beginning March 12, a new traffic pattern is planned to begin at Entrance 1. The incoming roadway from Entrance 1 will have been widened to allow for two-way traffic, with one lane of incoming traffic from Entrance 1 to the Leavey Garage and one lane of outgoing traffic from the Leavey Garage to Entrance 1.
- The east portion of surface Parking Lot B will be closed for utility work. The remaining spaces in Lot B will be used only for valet-parked vehicles. No self-parking is allowed in Lot B.
March 12 – 31: Directional Signage for Pedestrians and Vehicular Traffic
- Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians to use the marked crosswalk on the north end of the construction site to walk between the Hospital and Epicurean/Darnall Hall. Safety personnel will be in place to help pedestrians safely cross through this area.
- Signs will be posted to properly direct vehicles entering and exiting via Entrance 1.
Parking and Valet Services for Patients & Visitors
- Patients and visitors of the Hospital may still utilize the valet parking service outside the PHC and Gorman buildings, as well as the valet services outside the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (all via Entrance 1).
- Patients and visitors who wish to self-park are encouraged to park in Garage 1 (the parking garage accessible via Entrance 2).