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May 11, 2012

 

Video of the week

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 'Make-Ready' Project Video

Mike Hrast
Mike Hrast, Vice President of Construction for the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion, discusses the site preparations under way in order to prepare the Packard Children's site for ground breaking this Fall. Mike also talks about the personal pride he feels in working on this project.   

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 (5/12-5/13)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm; night work on 5/13 beginning at 8 pm until 5 am on Monday 5/14.

 

Paving work will occur at 777 and 801 Welch. Due to this work, the 801 parking lot will be closed again on Saturday, 5/12.

 

On Sunday, 5/13, water utility work will continue near the AMC in Blake Wilbur Drive. This work will be performed at night and will require some traffic changes between 8 pm-5 am. Some noise is anticipated from saw-cutting, jack hammering and backhoe equipment. The Marguerite shuttle will maintain service to Blake Wilbur Drive. This work is anticipated to be completed in the next couple of weeks.

 

Weekday work (5/14-5/18)

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. A portion of this work will continue to take place outside of the K-Rail in the quarry Extension. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times.

 

At 3 am on Tuesday, 5/15, the City of Palo Alto may perform an interconnect to the existing gas main near 777 and 801 Welch in order to support a future switchover. The K Rail on Welch Road will be moved during this time. Traffic and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

 

On 5/17, the City of Palo Alto will be onsite to finish pre-switchover electrical work on Welch Road. This work should not impact neighboring properties or the hospitals.

 

Work on the chilled water line will continue on Welch Rd, moving south.

 

Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.

 

Night Work (5/14-5/18)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8 pm- 5 am

 

Water utility work will continue near the AMC in Blake Wilbur Drive. This work will be performed at night and will require some traffic changes between 8 pm-5 am. Some noise is anticipated from saw-cutting, jack hammering and backhoe equipment. The Marguerite shuttle will maintain service to Blake Wilbur Drive. This work is anticipated to be completed in the next couple of weeks.

 

What to expect next weekend (5/19-5/20)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8am - 5 pm; night work on 5/13 beginning at 8 pm until 5 am on Monday 5/14.

 

Utility work may occur on Quarry and Welch Roads.

 

Water utility work will continue near the AMC in Blake Wilbur Drive. This work will be performed at night and will require some traffic changes between 8 pm-5 am. Some noise is anticipated from saw-cutting, jack hammering and backhoe equipment. The Marguerite shuttle will maintain service to Blake Wilbur Drive. This work is anticipated to be completed in the next couple of weeks.

 

Learn more about the Welch Road Utility Project

 

Non-Renewal Related News

 

Oak Road will be closed beginning the evening of 5/17/12 and will remained closed through Friday 5/25/12 due to School of Medicine construction activity. Parking Structure 5 will remain open during this time.

 

Furniture and equipment deliveries will be arriving the newly constructed property at 800 Welch Rd. These deliveries may result in some minor traffic disruption:

On Monday, 5/14, deliveries at 5 am, 6:30 am and 11 am.

On Tuesday, 5/15, deliveries at 5 am, 11 am and 1pm.

On Wednesday, 5/16, deliveries at 5 am and 11 am.

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 (5/12-5/13)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (5/14-5/18)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4 to support future parking changes as part of the New Stanford Hospital will continue on level 3 of the garage. This work includes curb demolition, electrical work and restriping inside the underground parking structure. The permit parking garage will remain open but some parking spaces will be impacted during this time.

 

Work to install the New Stanford Hospital external mockups display is scheduled to continue next week. A concrete slab has been constructed on top of a small section of landscaping above PS-4 on Welch Rd at N. Pasteur to secure the life-size building samples. All work will be performed behind the construction fence.

 

Night work (5/14-5/18)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 pm-3 am

 

Curb demolition work will occur at night on level 3 of PS-4, the underground permit parking structure. No significant impacts are anticipated during this effort.

 

What to expect next weekend (5/19-5/20)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Striping work will be performed for the new bus stop on Blake Wilbur Drive next Saturday, 5/19.

 

Construction work may occur inside of PS-4, the underground permit parking structure.  

  

Learn more about the New Stanford Hospital

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 (5/12-5/13)

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

 

Work will occur on 5/12 to enable preventive maintenance on emergency branch breakers at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. No impacts to either hospital are anticipated.

 

The steel bridge installation will continue near the Day Hospital and Imaging. Utility work will also continue near the Stanford Hospital & Clinics side of the Falk Building. Access to the Falk Building will be maintained at all times.

 

Weekday work (5/14-5/18)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5 pm

 

Foundation work will continue for the new utility tunnel. This work requires extra shifts until 8/7 (see above work hours).

 

The retrofit of the chilled water line in the tunnel will also continue next week.

 

Utility work continues near the Stanford Hospital & Clinics side of the Falk Building. Access to the Falk Building will be maintained at all times.

 

The steel bridge installation near the Day Hospital and Imaging is under way. This work may cause some noise and vibration. This work is being coordinated directly with Imaging in order to minimize impacts. The bridge is anticipated to take two weeks to install.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (5/19-5/20)

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

 

An emergency power cut over will occur at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in relation to the Make-Ready project on Saturday, 5/19. No impacts to either hospital are anticipated.

 

The installation of the steel bridge may continue next weekend.

 

Foundation work will continue for the new utility tunnel.  

 

For more information about the Packard Children's Hospital Expansion 

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 (5/12-5/13)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 4 pm

 

Work will occur to box and store trees on the Hoover Pavilion site on Saturday, 5/12.

 

Weekday work (5/14-5/18)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Interior improvements continue (wall framing, sheet rock) throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Work will continue on the hydraulic elevator. The overhead plumbing and fire sprinkler lines are nearly complete on the upper floors; restoration of the exterior concrete continues.

 

The installation of the metal screen that covers the mechanical equipment is in progress on the roof. Work to box and store trees on the Hoover site will continue. These trees will be transported off the site to the tree farm across Palo Road later this month.

 

Abatement of the auxiliary buildings is complete. Demolition of the auxiliary buildings will be complete next week. Site utility construction for the new parking garage is ongoing.

 

What to expect next weekend (5/19-5/20)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

An electrical shutdown will occur on 5/19 and 5/20 at the Hoover Pavilion site. This shutdown will only affect Hoover and the former SACC. 

 

Learn more about the Hoover Pavilion modernization

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@sumcrenewal.org or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).

 

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