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June 15, 2012

 

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Site of the new Hoover Pavilion garage
Site of the new Hoover Pavilion parking garage

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 (6/16-6/17)

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

 

On Saturday, 6/16, planned regular power shutdowns will occur at the Blake Wilbur Clinic and 1000 Welch from 7 am until 5 pm. A planned regular power shutdown will also occur in the Advanced Medicine Center (AMC) at Stanford Hospital & Clinics on Saturday, 6/16, from 5.30 am until 8 am. These shutdowns are being coordinated directly with the properties.

 

Work to install a new hot water line will continue on Quarry Rd; storm drain work will also continue. Work will also continue to construct new curbs and gutters on Welch Rd. and to demolish and pave the driveway at 777 Welch Road. Please follow the pedestrian detour signage in place near 777 Welch Road during this time.

  

Weekday work (6/18-6/22)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 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 construct a new road near the Blake Wilbur Clinic and 1101 Welch Road. This road will ultimately serve ambulances from Welch Road into the New Stanford Hospital facility. Pedestrian detour signage is in place on Blake Wilbur Drive. Access to the clinics will be maintained at all times.

 

Grading work will continue in the Blake Wilbur parking lot.

 

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.

 

Curb and gutter work will continue on Welch Road between N. Pasteur and S. Pasteur Drive as well as at 777 Welch Road. Access in and out of 777 Welch will be maintained at all times. However, a pedestrian detour will be in place while the new driveway is poured at 777 Welch. During this time, the lower path at Packard Children's next to 777 Welch will be closed. The upper path on top of the Packard Children's garage will remain open. Signage is in place to assist pedestrians.

 

Installation of temporary power poles on Welch Rd in order to support future utility switchovers is complete. Once the City of Palo Alto has activated these temporary power lines, electrical shutdowns will begin to take place for the remaining Welch Rd properties.

 

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 (6/23-6/24)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am - 5 pm

 

Utility work will continue on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday, 6/23.

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 (6/16-6/17)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is currently scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (6/18-6/22)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Work will continue on the Kaplan Lawn site in order to construct Kaplan Drive, which will become the main driveway entrance to the New Stanford Hospital facility. All work will be completely contained within the fenced site.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (6/23-6/24)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur at this time.

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 (6/16-6/17)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 3:30 pm

 

At 6 am on Saturday, 6/16, a planned regular power cut-over will occur at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. This power cut-over should have no major impact to operations of either hospital.

 

Foundation and shoring work for the utility tunnel will also continue on Saturday. Dirt will also be off-hauled from the Make-Ready site.

 

Access to the Falk Building will be maintained at all times via the Stanford Hospital side of the building. Please follow the pedestrian detour signage.

 

Weekday work (6/18-6/22)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 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 via the Stanford Hospital side of the building. Pedestrian detour signage is in place.

 

The second half of the steel bridge installation near the Day Hospital is scheduled to begin on 6/18.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (6/23-6/24)

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

 

Foundation work for the new utility tunnel will occur next Saturday, 6/23. Shoring and test pile installation work will also continue. Dirt may be off-hauled from the Make-Ready site.

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 (6/16-6/17)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (6/18-6/22)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Interior improvements continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Restoration of the exterior concrete will also continue.

 

The installation of the metal screen that covers the mechanical equipment is in progress on the roof.

 

Site utility construction for the new parking garage is ongoing. Shoring work for the new parking garage continues; the installation of soldier beams is targeted to be complete next week.

 

Excavation work has begun for the new parking garage. The removal of the last two remaining underground storage tanks will be completed next week.

 

What to expect next weekend (6/23-6/24)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur next weekend.

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.

 

Consider alternatives to driving, including Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle, biking, carpooling, and transit. Try the do-it-yourself commute planning tool.

 

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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