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:
We thank you for your patience with our traffic pattern changes on Welch Road, Quarry Road and Pasteur Drive. The Welch Road Utility Project is the most impactful part of the Renewal Project to our medical center community, but also the shortest in duration. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time as we work to complete this portion of the work needed to build extraordinary new health care facilities.
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!
Weekend work (11/11-11/13): 7 am- 8 pm*
No work planned this weekend.
Weekday work (11/14-11/18): 7 am-8 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.
Staff parking is still available in PS-4 but all vehicles will need to enter and exit PS-4 via South Pasteur Drive. Stanford Hospital & Clinics Visitor parking will be maintained at PS-3 and at the Valet lots. For a complete list of parking facilities near the medical center, click here.
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.
Work will continue to grind curbs and gutters on Welch Road in order to bring the site to grade. After the grinding is completed, trenching will begin to facilitate upcoming utility work. New water line installation work will continue along Quarry Rd along with continued survey, staking work and preparatory utility-related work along Quarry and Welch Roads.
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 (11/18-11/20): 7 am-8 pm
No work is planned next weekend.