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March 30, 2012

 

A Look at the Progress

Demolition at the Blake Wilbur Lot 

 

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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 of work are subject to change without notice, especially due to weather impacts.

Welch Road Utility Project

 

Recommended Driving Routes: During 2 pm-6 pm, when the dog leg is open, we recommend the following routes to increase traffic flow on Welch and Pasteur: northbound Sand Hill Road traffic should use Oak; southbound Sand Hill Road traffic should use Pasteur. Dynamic message boards will be used at these intersections to help inform recommended traffic flow.


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:

 

What to expect this weekend (3/31-4/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm

 

Work to install the chilled water line on Welch Road will continue on Saturday, 3/31. This work will be performed behind the K-Rail barriers up to the entrance of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Access to the hospital's entrance will be maintained at all times.

 

Weekday work (4/2-4/6) 

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. 

 

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 install a new hot water line on Quarry Road. This work will require crossing the 'Y' area of the Quarry Extension. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times with flagmen and signage.

 

On Monday, 4/2, work on the chilled water line will begin near the driveway entrance to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on Welch Rd. Access in and out of the entrance to the hospital will be maintained at all times via flagmen and signage.

 

Work to install new power line on Quarry Road will continue working south to north.

 

Surface demolition of the parking lot behind the Blake Wilbur Clinic is complete. The guard shack has been removed and the podium has been demolished. On Monday, 4/2, heavy demolition will begin in the Blake Wilbur lot. This work includes the use of a grinding machine to strip the asphalt. Some noise and vibration impacts will occur during this effort. Weather permitting, this demolition work will take one week to complete.

 

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 (4/7-4/8)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8am - 5 pm

 

Utility work may occur on Quarry and Welch Roads, pending weather conditions.

 

New Stanford Hospital Facility (Make-Ready Site)

March 2012-March 2013

 

The New Stanford Hospital facility site prep (known as the 'Make-Ready' site) includes surface demolition and utility work on North Pasteur Drive, and the demolition of Parking Structure 3 and 1101 Welch in order to make way for the new hospital facilities. 

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (3/31-4/1)  

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

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (4/2-4/6)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3.30 pm

 

Work to construct Kaplan Drive will begin pending permits from the City of Palo Alto. This work will be contained on the site. All construction traffic will enter and exit on N. Pasteur.

 

Surface demolition and trenching work to install a new private water main will continue on North Pasteur Drive (between Welch Road and Blake Wilbur Drive). This new water line will serve the future new hospital facilities.
 

What to expect next weekend (4/7-4/8)

 

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3.30 pm

 
No work is currently scheduled to occur next weekend.
 

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 (3/31-4/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Work to retrofit the chilled water line in the tunnel will continue on Saturday, March 31. Work will also occur to improve the contractor's driveway from the site onto Quarry Rd.

 

Weekday work (4/2-4/6)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Work to demolish the old sidewalk and install a new sidewalk in front of the east entrance to the Falk Building is complete.

 

The steel bridge near the Day Hospital and Radiation will be delivered on Monday, 4/2. This installation work will take about two weeks to complete. A new technique is being implemented for the installation in order to reduce noise. This work may create a low hum sound but no significant noise or vibration impacts are anticipated.

 

Foundation work is under way. This work includes installing rebar, pouring concrete and drilling piles. Excavation of the new Make-Ready site will continue. Work to remove and off haul the top layers of soil from the site will also continue. As excavation work occurs, please be mindful of additional hauling trucks entering the road. The retrofit the chilled water line in the tunnel will also continue next week.

 

Work to install the fourth row of tie-backs will continue against the hospital (parallel to the operating rooms). Installation of shoring walls will also continue on site.

 

Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction.

 

What to expect next weekend (4/7-4/8)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Work to retrofit the chilled water line in the tunnel will continue on Saturday, 4/7.

 

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 (3/31-4/1) 

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 5:30 pm

 

Elevator shaft and stairwell work within the Pavilion will occur on Saturday, 3/31.

 

An electrical shutdown for the Pavilion will also occur on Saturday, 3/31. This shutdown will affect the Forest Room at the SACC and has been coordinated in advance. No other neighboring properties will be affected by the shutdown.

  

Weekday work (4/2-4/6) 

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

Elevator shaft and stairwell work will continue.  Please note that this work will require the contractor to work 10-hr days and perform Saturday work for approximately four weeks.

 

Installation of overhead structural supports and localized slab strengthening in additional areas continues.

 

Wall framing will continue on the upper floors.

 

Overhead plumbing and fire sprinkler lines are in progress.

 

Restoration of the exterior concrete continues.

 

A crane will be on site this week to set mechanical equipment and ductwork on the roof decks.

  

What to expect next weekend (4/7-4/8) 

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

Elevator shaft and stairwell work within the Pavilion will occur on Saturday, 4/7.

 

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.

 

Cyclists: please be mindful of sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians. Those 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!

 

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.

 

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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