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April 6, 2012

 

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

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 (4/7-4/8)

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

 

Work to install the chilled water line on Welch Road may continue on Saturday, 4/7 in the driveway entrance to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Access in and out of the hospital will be maintained at all times via flagmen. The K Rail on Welch Rd will be adjusted near 1000 Welch Rd over the weekend. Dirt will be off hauled from the site.

 

Weekday work (4/9-4/13)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 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.

 

Work on the chilled water line will continue in 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.

 

Heavy demolition will continue 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. The demolition work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week.

 

Dirt may be off hauled from the site.

 

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 (4/14-4/15)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am - 5 pm

 

Utility work may occur on Quarry and Welch Roads, pending weather conditions. Dirt may be off hauled from the site.

 

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 (4/7-4/8)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Installation of the sanitary sewer on North Pasteur up to Blake Wilbur Drive will continue.

 

Weekday work (4/9-4/13)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Work to construct Kaplan Drive has been permitted and will begin in the coming weeks. Before actual construction work begins, additional tree protection enhancements will be put in place on the Kaplan Lawn site. 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 on North Pasteur Drive (between Welch Road and Blake Wilbur Drive) has been completed. This new water line will serve the future new hospital facilities.

 

The installation of the sanitary sewer on North Pasteur between Welch Rd and Blake Wilbur Drive will continue. A temporary tie-in to Blake Wilbur will occur next week in order to continue installation of a new private water main down N. Pasteur to the Promenade. This work may occur outside of the fence line at the N. Pasteur and Blake Wilbur Drive intersection. This work is anticipated to take 2-3 days to complete. No pedestrian or traffic impacts will occur.

 

Work to install the base for the New Stanford Hospital external mockups display is scheduled to begin next week. A concrete slab will be poured on top of a small section of landscaping above PS-4 on Welch Rd at N. Pasteur. All work will be performed behind the construction fence.

 

What to expect next weekend (4/14-4/15)
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 (4/7-4/8)

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

 

Work will occur on Saturday, 4/7 to off haul dirt from the Make-Ready site. Some utility work (electrical, water) will also occur in front of the Falk Building. No impacts are anticipated.

 

Weekday work (4/9-4/13)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5 pm

 

The steel bridge installation near the Day Hospital and Imaging will continue. This installation work should be complete later next week. Coordination is under way with the Imaging Department to minimize impacts to the hospital.

 

Foundation work is under way for the new utility tunnel. This work includes installing rebar, pouring concrete and drilling piles. Excavation of the new Make-Ready site will continue. Note: this work requires extra shifts on the Make-Ready site (see above hours of activity).

 

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.

 

An additional cherry tree (closest to the electrical vault) near Falk will be removed next week. Cherry trees removed during construction will be replaced.

 

Work to install the fourth row of tie-backs against the hospital (parallel to the operating rooms) is complete.

 

Installation of shoring walls will continue on site.

 

Wood fencing will be removed near the Psychiatry building at 401 Quarry Road on 4/12 and 4/13. This work will accommodate future parking for the Packard Children's expansion contractors. Tree relocation is scheduled to occur at the site the following week.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (4/14-4/15)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Foundation work will continue for the new utility tunnel; off-hauling of soil will also occur.

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 (4/7-4/8)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

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

 

Weekday work (4/9-4/13) 

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 the next three weeks (see above hours of activity).

 

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.

 

Another crane will be on site this week for additional loading onto the roof of the Pavilion.

 

What to expect next weekend (4/14-4/15)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm

 

Elevator shaft and stairwell work within the Pavilion will occur on Saturday, 4/14.

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!

 

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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