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October 5, 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

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 (10/6-10/7)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (10/8-10/12)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

On Monday, 10/8, the fences will be adjusted on Blake Wilbur Drive near the Blake Wilbur Clinic in order to accommodate utility work. During this time, the Valet stand in front of Blake Wilbur Clinic will be relocated slightly farther down the road. Vehicle access will be maintained at all times on Blake Wilbur Drive.

 

Excavation work will continue for the communication vault work on outboard Welch Rd. This work will require digging and shoring in front of 900, 770 and 700 Welch Road. This work is anticipated to take three more weeks to complete.

 

Duct bank work will continue next week in the Welch/Quarry intersection by the Stanford Barn. During this time, the sidewalk near the Stanford Barn on Quarry between Vineyard Lane and Welch Road will be closed. The crosswalk from the Stanford Barn across Welch to Quarry will also be closed.

 

Trenching will also continue in the Welch/Quarry intersection. Some work may occur outside of the construction fencing. Flaggers will be present as needed and traffic will continue to have thru access.

 

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 (10/13-10/14)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur next weekend.

 

New Stanford Hospital Facility (Make-Ready Site)

March 2012-March 2013

 

The New Stanford Hospital facility site prep (known as the 'Make-Ready' site) includes surface demolition and utility work on North Pasteur Drive, and the demolition of Parking Structure 3 and 1101 Welch in order to make way for the new hospital facilities. 

 

CCSR Area Construction Update

 

In order to accommodate patient parking and access to Stanford Hospital & Clinics during construction, the Stanford School of Medicine has afforded SHC temporary use of the area north of the Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR) for valet parking.  Accommodating hospital patient parking and decanting the currently used Parking Structure 3 is critical to the success of the new Stanford Hospital construction.

 

Construction for this temporary parking area is launching now.  Valet parking services will then be able to use the area shortly thereafter. 100+ valet cars will be accommodated on this lot.

 

The New Stanford Hospital project team has been working closely with the Stanford University campus architect to assure that the plans for this temporary parking area meet campus approval and map to the aesthetics of the greater campus community. 

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (10/6-10/7)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (10/8-10/12)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Construction for the temporary CCSR parking area will continue.

 

Next week, utility work will continue in the Promenade to install a temporary egress path, fire water lines and new domestic water lines. Construction of a new ramp and stairs will also continue on the north end of the Promenade. The work site is fenced off but pedestrian access will be maintained on the Promenade at all times.

 

Utility work will continue in North Pasteur Drive. On Monday, 10/8, work may begin in front of the exit to Parking Structure 3 (PS-3) in order to install a new storm drain.  Access in and out of the garage will be maintained at all times.

 

A pedestrian bypass will remain in place on Blake Wilbur Drive between PS-4 and the clinics. An ADA detour will also remain in place.

 

Construction work to reconfigure PS-4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue, including the installation of new gate arms for employee parking at the top of Level 4 of the parking structure. Painting inside of the garage is scheduled to continue on Level 2 as part of the new signage program inside of the parking structure.

 

What to expect next weekend (10/13-10/14)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur next weekend.

 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion

September 2012-December 2016

 

The Packard Children's Hospital expansion, which will expand Packard's ability to care for children and expectant mothers, is underway. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2016.

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (10/6-10/7)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

Work inside of the utility tunnel on the construction site is scheduled to occur over the weekend.

 

Weekday work (10/8-10/12)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

On Monday, 10/8, work will occur in the intersection of Quarry Road and Quarry Extension. Some traffic lane changes will occur during this time to accommodate the Packard Children's expansion construction work. Access will be maintained to the Emergency Department at all times.

 

Shoring and excavation work will continue next week. Work in the utility tunnel will also continue.

 

Utility work will continue near the Stanford Hospital & Clinics side of the Falk Building. Access to the Falk Building will be maintained at all times via the Stanford Hospital side of the building. Pedestrian detour signage is in place.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (10/13-10/14)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

 

Excavation work is scheduled to occur next weekend. Dirt will also be hauled from the construction site. 


Hoover Pavilion Modernization 

August 2011-July 2013

 

Construction is underway to 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 (10/6-10/7)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3 pm

 

Work is scheduled to occur this weekend on the Hoover Pavilion site.

 

Weekday work (10/8-10/12)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Interior improvements will continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Completion of the site improvements related to the Pavilion will occur next week.

 

Foundation work and wall forming will continue for the new parking garage on the Hoover Pavilion site. 

 

What to expect next weekend (10/13-10/14)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Work will likely continue on the Hoover Pavilion site 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.

 

Consider alternatives to driving, including Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle, biking, carpooling, and transit. Try the do-it-yourself commute planning tool.

 

Cyclists: please be mindful of sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians. Those 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!

 

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@sumcrenewal.org or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).

 

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