Pavilion Construction Update: New Traffic Patterns Around Construction Site Begin Tuesday, March 27

Dear Members of the Georgetown Community,

As construction continues on the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion, which would enhance north campus with new green space and state-of-the-art facilities, you will notice significant changes to pedestrian and vehicle traffic patterns. Beginning Tuesday, March 27, traffic pattern changes in areas surrounding the site will accommodate demolition of the Kober-Cogan building and underground utility work necessary for the pavilion’s construction.

Please see the attached map, which outlines the road closures and new two-way traffic flow between Entrance 1 and the Leavey garage.

The road and pedestrian walkway between the Kober-Cogan and the Leavey Center buildings will be closed indefinitely.
The roadway directly in front of Darnall Hall, St. Mary’s Hall and Epicurean will be closed indefinitely.
The road leading from Entrance 1 off Reservoir Road to the Leavey garage will be widened to allow for two-way traffic. Vehicles will be able to enter the hospital campus via Entrance 1 and travel straight to the Leavey garage (as well as continue west under Pasquerilla to the Lombardi entrance and West Road). Vehicles will use the same road to exit the garage and proceed straight to the Entrance 1 exit lane.

Please note how these road closures will impact pedestrian traffic:

Pedestrians will no longer be able to walk between Kober-Cogan and the Leavey garage. The entire roadway and the sidewalks adjacent to the Leavey garage will be closed.
Pedestrians must use the marked crosswalk on the north end (closest to Reservoir Road side) or through the Leavey Center. Both routes are handicap accessible. Pedestrian access will be maintained on the sidewalk in front of Darnall Hall and Epicurean. Pedestrians should not attempt to walk through the Leavey garage to avoid the road closures.

The Wisconsin Avenue shuttles will continue to pick-up and drop-off in their relocated position on the northside of St. Mary's Hall, indicated as Stop 1 in this shuttle map. Barring traffic, this relocation does not affect the shuttle pick-up times.  

Signage and traffic control personnel will be in place to direct vehicles and pedestrians. We encourage everyone to use caution and utilize the marked crosswalks to ensure safety in the construction area.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during all construction activities.

Robin Morey,
VP, Planning and Facilities Management

MedStar Pavilion Construction Update