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January 20, 2012

 

10 Day Look Ahead: Renewal Project Construction Activities

 

The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which will expand Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, rebuild Stanford Hospital, modernize Hoover Pavilion, and replace School of Medicine laboratories, is underway. Below is a summary of the Renewal Project's anticipated construction activities, hours of activity, and any affected lane or road closures over the next 10 days. Please click here to subscribe to our 10 day look aheads, which will be emailed every Friday and archived on the Renewal Project website.

 

Please note that that the scope of work and dates of work are subject to change without notice, especially due to weather impacts.

Welch Road Utility Project

 
Traffic Flow: Thank you for your patience with the recent traffic pattern changes around campus. In order to further alleviate traffic congestion in the Welch Corridor, the North Pasteur 'dog leg' will be open from 2 pm-6 pm Monday-Friday in order to relieve traffic congestion on Welch Road. In addition, the timing of the lights at the intersection at Pasteur and Welch has been further adjusted to decompress the PS-3 visitor parking lot at Stanford Hospital and relieve congestion along Welch Road.


Recommended Driving Routes: During 2 pm-6 pm, when the dog leg is open, we recommend the follows routes to increase traffic flow on Welch and Pasteur: northbound Sand Hill Road traffic should use Oak; southbound Sand Hill Road traffic should use Pasteur. Dynamic message boards will be used at these intersections to help inform recommended traffic flow.


August 2011-September 2013


One of the first steps in the effort to expand Packard Children's Hospital and rebuild Stanford Hospital includes utility work and surface improvements. The Welch Road Utility Project includes: replacing utility services and information technology infrastructure along Welch and Quarry Roads to serve the new hospital facilities once they are built; the widening of Welch Road; replacement of sidewalks, curbs and gutters; planting of new street trees and installation of planted medians and street lighting.


Note: Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.


This week's activities:


What to expect this weekend (1/20-1/22)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm
SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) monitoring will be in place over the weekend to prevent rain water from clogging in nearby drains.


Weekday work (1/23-1/27)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm


Welch Rd is now a one-lane, one-way road going West from Quarry to Pasteur Drive. This change will be in effect for two years. We thank you for your patience regarding this significant change and ask that you please adjust your driving route accordingly. South Pasteur Drive is now a two-way two-lane road. North Pasteur Drive is closed between Blake Wilbur Drive and Sand Hill Road.


K-Rail will remain in place on the inboard side of Quarry Rd (between Welch and continuing up to the Quarry Extension near the turn to the Emergency Department) in order to facilitate ongoing utility work. This reduces Quarry to a two lane, two direction road during this time. Access will be maintained to the Emergency Department at all times.


On Monday, 1/23 our contractors will be performing utility work in front of the driveway to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on Welch Road as part of the Welch Road Utility Improvement Project. Access to the hospital will be maintained at all times, however some temporary traffic delays may occur.


Work will be performed on the north side of the driveway and then plated or backfilled in order to allow through traffic over the work area.  Once this work is complete, it will be performed in the same manner on the south side of the driveway. These utility improvements are scheduled to occur for one week.


During this time, the crosswalk in front of Packard Children's Hospital will remain operational but will be periodically adjusted in order to accommodate the ongoing work. Crossing guards will remain in place at the crosswalk to assist patients, employees and visitors. Flagmen will ensure traffic flow in and out of the hospital.


New water line installation work will continue on Quarry Road. This work will require two scheduled shutdowns by the City of Palo Alto. On Tuesday, 1/24, water will be turned off at Andronico's and Crate & Barrel (at the Stanford Shopping Center) from 9 pm-5 am. These shut offs will be performed by the City of Palo Alto as per their city standards. No other properties will be affected at this time.

 

On Wednesday, 1/25, a water shut down is tentatively scheduled at the Falk Building on the Medical Center campus from 8 pm until 5 am. This water shutdown will also be performed by the City of Palo Alto as per their city standards. No other medical center buildings will be affected at this time.


Hardscape demolition of the parking lot behind the Blake Wilbur Clinic will continue.


The City of Palo Alto will continue performing its own utility related work on the Quarry Extension (near Receiving and the Emergency Department). Regular working hours are 8 am-5 pm M-F, except holidays. During this time, the Quarry Extension may be reduced to one lane traffic for up to two weeks. Access to the Emergency Department and to Receiving will be maintained at all times via flag men and other traffic control measures. The Hospitals have traffic detours in place as appropriate to ensure traffic flow in and out of the ED.


As part of this effort, the City will be performing jackhammering and concrete demo to replace the gas meter in sidewalk adjacent to H3 and G3. This work is now expected to begin Wednesday, 1/25.


If you have questions regarding this City project, please contact the city's contractor: For inquiries during regular business hours, contact Daleo Field Superintendent Bruce Mayhood at (408) 639-5675. For off hours inquiries, contact Joe Franke via the Daleo 24 hour emergency line at: (408) 639-1133.


Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.


What to expect next weekend (1/27-1/29)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8am - 5 pm


SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) monitoring will be in place over the weekend to prevent rain water from clogging in nearby drains.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion (Make-Ready Site)

August 2011-October 2012

 

The Packard Children's Hospital expansion site prep (known as the 'Make-Ready' site) includes the demolition of 701 & 703 Welch and the construction of a shoring wall and utility tunnel in preparation for the Packard Children's expansion.


This week's activities: 


What to expect this weekend (1/20-1/22)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm


SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) monitoring will be in place over the weekend to prevent rain water from clogging in nearby drains.


Weekday work (1/16-1/20)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm


Excavation of the new Make Ready site is underway. Work to remove and off haul the top three feet of soil from the site will continue. As excavation work occurs, please be mindful of additional hauling trucks entering the road.


Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction.


Continued utility work requires that the sidewalk connecting the rear entrance of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital to the Falk Building remain closed through February 2012. Access to the Falk Building from Packard Children's has been rerouted through Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Signage has been placed to assist routing from Packard Children's through Stanford Hospital to an exit leading to the west side of the Falk Building. Please note that this door requires badge access. The Outpatient Heart Center will continue to assist families and escort them to and from the Falk Center for appointments.


What to expect next weekend (1/27-1/29)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm


SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) monitoring will be in place over the weekend to prevent rain water from clogging in nearby drains.

Hoover Pavilion Modernization 

August 2011-July 2013

 

Construction is underway to modernize and restore Hoover Pavilion, the original Palo Alto Hospital, in order to accommodate modern medicine and create a cohesive expansion to the Medical Center campus.


This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (1/20-1/22)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm


Structural work within the Pavilion will continue over the weekend.


Weekday work (1/23-1/27)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm


Structural work is ongoing with the installation of overhead structural supports and localized slab strengthening. This work is targeted to be completed in early February.


Concrete slab work on the first floor will be completed by the end of the month.  This work includes epoxy dowel installation for slab repair/patching and rebar installation for a new slab on the east wing. 
Concrete repairs to the exterior fa´┐Żade is ongoing.  Installation of the refurbished wood windows will also continue.


Installation of a new communication line in Quarry Road is ongoing and will be completed by the end of January.


What to expect next weekend (1/27-1/29)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm


Structural work within the Pavilion is scheduled for next weekend.

General Reminders

 

Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. Cyclists who choose not to share the road and use the sidewalks must walk their bicycles.

 

Pedestrians must use the new designated crosswalks on Welch Road. Jaywalking is illegal and especially unsafe in active construction areas. Maps with new pedestrian crosswalks are available at www.SUMCRenewal.org. Thank you!

 

Consider alternative transportation. Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle service offers convenient connections between the Stanford Medical Center and the Palo Alto Transit Center and other destinations. Eligible university and hospital employees may request free Caltrain and VTA transit passes and those with a Stanford ID ride for free on AC Transit's Line U East Bay Express bus. Consider a do-it-yourself transit and/or bicycle commute plan.

 

Questions?

 
You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at www.SUMCRenewal.org


You can also sign up for project email notices on the website. For additional information regarding site work, email the Renewal Project at info@stanfordpackard.org or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).

 

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