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November 18, 2011

 

Holiday ScheduleDue to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no 10-Day Look Ahead distributed on Friday 11/25. A special version of the Look Ahead will be distributed on Monday 11/28.

 

No construction work will be performed from Thursday, 11/24 through Sunday, 11/27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Holidays!

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 related are subject to change without notice. 
 

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: 


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 (11/18-11/20): 7 am- 8 pm*

On Saturday 11/19, trees will be removed from the parking lot behind the Blake Wilbur Clinic. 

 

Weekday work (11/21-11/23): 7am- 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 to grind asphalt, curbs and gutters on Welch Road is now complete. Trenching work will continue. 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. Installation of a new chilled water main will also occur on Welch Road (between North and South Pasteur Drive), working towards Quarry Road.  


Trees removal may continue at the Blake Wilbur lot. Hardscape demolition of the site is scheduled to occur 12/2.


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 (11/28-11/30): 7 am-3.30 pm

No work is planned next weekend.


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

 

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:

 

Weekend work (11/18-11/20: 7 am- 3.30 pm

A large crane will lift the steel ramp at the Falk Building into place on 11/19.  The crane will be staged at the hospital loading dock for 2-4 hours. Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road.

 

Tree removal work will occur at the entrance to 703 Welch.  This work will not impact traffic flow along Welch Rd.  The tree will be transported from the 703 Welch Rd site along Quarry Rd to the Hoover storage yard on Saturday afternoon, 11/19.

 

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


Weekday work (11/21-11/23): 7 am-8 pm*

Demolition of 701 Welch is complete. Clean-up of the demolition site will continue. All tree removal will be complete on the Make Ready site by 11/23.

 

Utility work will continue near the day hospital and the Bass Center. This work includes connecting utilities (bypass piping) from the existing tunnel at the hospital. Some noise-producing activity will occur during this effort.  Work is scheduled to be completed around 12/1. 

 

Work will continue to create a temporary bypass near the Packard Children's operating rooms. Drilling into the exterior hospital wall is complete and additional work will continue to finish the bypass. Work is scheduled to be completed in early December.  

 

Work will continue on the Falk ramp. Trees between the Falk Building and the hospitals will be fenced and designated ones will be removed the first week of December. Cherry trees that will need to be removed for construction purposes will be replaced.

 

Night Work (11/21-11/23): approved working hours until 8 pm

No night work is planned.

  

What to expect next weekend (11/25-11/27) 7 am-3.30 pm

No work is planned.

 

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:


Weekend work (11/18-11/20): 7 am-8 pm

Interior demolition will continue this weekend.

 

Weekday work (11/21-11/23): 7 am-4 pm

Demolition work will continue and will be completed next week.
Interior layout for tenant improvement work will also continue.
Three trees on the Hoover site will be transported to the storage yard across Palo Road between Monday 11/21 and Wednesday 11/23.  This work will conclude the first phase of tree relocation at the Hoover site.


Night work: (11/21-11/23): work hours approved until 8 pm

No work is planned.


What to expect next weekend (11/25-11/27) 7 am-8 pm

No work is planned.

 

General Reminders

 

Reminder: The AC Transit U Line stops have been removed from Welch Road and Campus Drive due to the traffic pattern changes on Welch. The U Line stops will remain on Quarry (one stop at Palo Road and one near Crate & Barrel), on Roth near Lorry Lokey Labs (across from Parking Structure 1) and at the Campus Oval. No schedule changes will occur. For more information on the U Line, call (650)724-9339 or email transportation@stanford.edu 


*Note:

In response to recent concerns over night noise from nearby residents, we requested and were granted special permission from the City of Palo Alto to alter our work hours in order to avoid overnight jackhammering activity. Our new hours of construction activity are Monday-Sunday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm until November 23, 2011. 

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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