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. Information Ambassadors will be back on site the week of 11/7 in order to assist with way-finding. Maps with new pedestrian crosswalks are available at www.SUMCRenewal.org. Thank you!
Weekend work (11/4-11/6): 7 am- 8 pm*
Work will begin to place K-Rail (concrete barriers) down on Welch Road and North Pasteur Drive beginning Saturday, 11/5. The K-Rail will replace the plastic traffic delineators on Welch Road, finalizing the transition to a one-lane, one-way road. The K-Rail work will occur from Welch (at Quarry) moving towards Pasteur and will be complete by Monday, 11/7. This effort also includes the closure of North Pasteur Drive (between Blake Wilbur Drive and Sand Hill Road) and the conversion of South Pasteur Drive into a two-lane, two-way road. Due to the North Pasteur closure, all vehicles will need to enter and exit Parking Structure 4 via South Pasteur as early as Saturday, 11/5. The traffic lights on Welch at North Pasteur will go dark and the lights on South Pasteur Drive at Welch will be turned on once the traffic pattern changes are complete.
New water line installation work will continue along Quarry Rd. This work will require traffic control measures. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.
Weekday work (11/7-11/11): 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. K-Rail (concrete barriers) will replace the plastic traffic delineators and will be live by Monday, 11/7. On Monday, November 7th, the work to transform South Pasteur Drive into a two-way, two-lane road will be complete. North Pasteur Drive will close between Blake Wilbur Drive and Sand Hill Road. Staff parking will still be available in PS-4 but all vehicles will need to enter and exit PS-4 via South Pasteur Drive.
The Blake Wilbur Parking lot will also close on Monday, 11/7. 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.
Additional planned activities include: new water line installation work will continue along Quarry Rd; continued survey and staking work as well as preparatory utility-related work along Quarry and Welch Roads; fencing will continue to be installed in the landscape along the inboard side of Welch Rd. Please be cautious of steel plates in the street during this time. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.
What to expect next weekend (11/11-11/13): 7 am-8 pm
Utility work is planned along Quarry Rd, Welch Rd and North Pasteur Drive. This work will require traffic control measures. Please be cautious of steel plates in the street during this time. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.