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November 4, 2011

 

Changes 11.7

Effective Monday, Nov. 7th, South Pasteur Drive will become a two-lane, two-way road and North Pasteur Drive will no longer be accessible due to construction activities. 

 

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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:

 
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.

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 (11/4-11/6): 7 am- 8 pm

Demolition work will continue at 701 Welch on 11/5.


Tree relocation work is scheduled to continue on the Make Ready site. This work may cause some noise and vibration. Relocation of the large oak tree in front of 701 Welch is scheduled to occur on Saturday, 11/5.  Relocation equipment will include two large cranes in front of 701 Welch and a heavy transport tractor and trailer.  There may be a temporary detour from the Quarry/Vineyard intersection to 700 Welch Road for a short period of time (approximately 1 hour) while the tree is loaded on to the heavy transport trailer and moved to the parking lot L3.  This detour will be necessary to ensure public safety. Additional traffic control measures may be implemented while the tree is off-loaded in the L3 lot.  Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times. 


Preparatory utility-related work will occur on Quarry Road in the evenings until 8 pm.  Traffic control measures will be in place. Please be cautious of steel plates in road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.


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

Demolition will continue at 701 Welch with building 'A.' This work is scheduled to be completed around 11/10. Demolition of building 'B' is scheduled to be completed in early December. Tree removal will continue on the Make Ready site.  The preparation and transport of Redwood trees from 701 Welch to the Hoover tree storage yard will also continue.  Some curb and gutter work around the oak tree will commence in the L3 parking lot across the street from 701 Welch on Quarry Rd. 


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.


Night Work (11/7-11/11): approved working hours until 8 pm

Relocation of the large redwood trees from 701 Welch to the Hoover Pavilion storage yard is planned this week. Transport of the trees will occur after 7pm and should have a minimal impact on traffic. Traffic control measures will be in place during this time.  Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.


What to expect next weekend (11/11-11/13)

Demolition work will continue at 701 Welch on 11/12.


Possible tree relocation work may occur on the Make Ready site. This work may cause some noise and vibration.


Preparatory utility-related work will occur on Quarry Rd in the evenings until 8 pm. Traffic control measures will be in place. Please be cautious of steel plates in road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.

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 (11/4-11/6): 7 am-8 pm

Interior demolition work will continue this weekend.
Weekday work (11/7-11/11): 7 am-4 pm


Exterior renovations will begin on the Pavilion. Hard demolition activities inside the Pavilion will continue this week. 


Night work: (11/7-11/11): work hours approved until 8 pm

No work planned.


What to expect next weekend (11/11-11/13) 7 am-8 pm

No work 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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