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December 9, 2011

 

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.

 

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

 
SPECIAL NOTE:

 

TRAFFIC FLOW: Thank you for your patience with the recent traffic pattern changes around campus.In order to further alleviate traffic congestion in the Welch Corridor, two new changes are being implemented:The North Pasteur 'dog leg' will be open from 2pm-6 pm Monday-Friday in order to relieve traffic congestion on Welch Road. In addition, the intersection at Pasteur and Welch will be signalized in the coming weeks. This change will help monitor cars at each intersection and time the lights in real time to allow traffic to move freely. This change should reduce the need for a traffic control officer at the intersection except during peak traffic hours.

 

CITY OF PALO ALTO UTILITY WORK UPDATE:

The City of Palo Alto's utility related work on the Quarry Extension noticed in last week's look ahead has been delayed. The work is now estimated to begin on 1/3/12. More information will be forthcoming in future editions of the look ahead.

 

This week's activities: 

 

Weekend work (12/9-12/11)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm

No work is planned this weekend.

 

Weekday work (12/12-12/16)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 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.


New water line installation work will continue on both Welch Road and Quarry Road. Saw-cutting and trenching work will continue behind the K-Rail on Quarry Road at Welch Road to bring in a new gas line up towards the Quarry Extension. Installation of a new chilled water main will continue on Welch Road (between North and South Pasteur Drive), working towards Quarry Road.

 

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 (12/16-12/18)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm

No work is planned.

 

 

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:

 

What to expect this weekend (12/9-12/11)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

No work is planned this weekend.

 

Weekday work (12/12-12/16)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

Removal of the Falk sidewalk and former parking lot pavement is underway. This effort will take 4-5 days to complete. Access to Falk and Packard Children's is being maintained through two pathways: the first pathway is located in the center of the old Falk parking lot; the second pathway is the newly completed ramp at the back of Falk.

 

Utility work will continue near the Day Hospital and the Bass Center. A drill rig will arrive on-site on Wednesday 12/14 to drill the casings and begin excavation of the new utility tunnel. Vibration is not expected as part of this effort. Trucks will haul dirt from the excavation off of the Make-Ready site by entering via Welch and exiting onto Quarry.

 

Flushing of the utility bypass piping will occur next week (note: This effort will not impact the hospital.)

 

Work will occur to install sewer laterals in front of Radiology. Installation of the pedestrian egress bridge to exit the Day Hospital and Radiology is scheduled to begin 12/16 and be completed around 1/10.

 

What to expect next weekend (12/16-12/18)
Hours of Construction Activity: 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:

 

What to expect this weekend (12/9-12/11)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

No work is planned.

 

Weekday work (12/12-12/16)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

Structural work will continue.
 

Concrete repairs to the exterior fa´┐Żade are underway. Off-site restoration of windows is ongoing.
 

Tenant improvement work continues with trenching and under slab plumbing layout work on the 1st floor.
 

Relocation coordination of a communication line in Quarry Road is underway with the identification of existing utilities. Work is targeted to start after the holidays.
 

The temporary child care site utility work is ongoing at Stock Farm Road and Campus Drive.

 

What to expect next weekend (12/16-12/18)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

No work is planned.

 

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.

 

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!

 

To reduce stress, consider alternative transportation. Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle service offers convenient connections between the Stanford Medical Center and the Palo Alto Transit Center and other destinations. Eligible university and hospital employees may request free Caltrain and VTA transit passes and those with a Stanford ID ride for free on AC Transit's Line U East Bay Express bus. Consider a do-it-yourself transit and/or bicycle commute plan.

 

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 

 

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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