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June 29, 2012

 

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Utility work progresses along Welch Road
Utility work progresses along Welch Road

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 (6/30-7/1)

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

 

Work to install a new hot water line will continue on Quarry Rd and on Welch Rd on Saturday, 6/30. Hot water, domestic water and gas line work will also occur on the Ambulance Drive site between 1101 Welch and the Blake Wilbur Clinic.

 

Weekday work (7/2-7/6)*

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

 

*No work will occur on Independence Day, Wednesday, 7/4

 

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.

 

An electrical shutdown will occur at 777 Welch Road on Sunday, 7/1 from 10 pm - 5am. This shutdown is being coordinated directly with the affected property.

 

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. Rough grade work for the new road surface from Ambulance Drive to South Pasteur Drive will continue. Pedestrian detour signage is in place on Blake Wilbur Drive. Access to the clinics will be maintained at all times.  

 

Grading and utility work will continue in the Blake Wilbur parking lot.

 

The new hot water line installation on Quarry Road is complete. The trench will be backfilled next week. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times.

 

Curb and gutter work is complete on Welch Road between N. Pasteur and S. Pasteur Drive as well as between 777 and 801 Welch. The lower path at Packard Children's next to 777 Welch remains closed for tree evaluation. The upper path alongside the Packard Children's main driveway remains open. Signage is in place to assist pedestrians. 

 

On Friday, 7/6 work may begin to remove and replace the driveway entrance to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. This work will be performed on one half of the drive at a time. This work is anticipated to be complete on Saturday, 7/7. Access will be maintained at all times.

 

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

 

Utility work will continue on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday, 7/7.  The remaining half of the Packard driveway replacement will occur and be completed on Saturday. 

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 (6/30-7/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is currently scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (7/2-7/6)*

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

*No work will occur on Independence Day, Wednesday, 7/4

 

Work will continue on the Kaplan Lawn site in order to construct Kaplan Drive, the driveway entrance to the New Stanford Hospital facility. All work will be completely contained within the fenced site. We anticipate this opening at the end of July.

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4 to support future parking changes as part of the New Stanford Hospital will continue next week. Daytime work will continue on level P-3 to install electrical conduits and perform structural repairs 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 (7/7-7/8)

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 (6/30-7/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 3:30 pm

Foundation and shoring work for the new utility tunnel will continue on Saturday, 6/30. Dirt will also be off-hauled from the Make-Ready site. Shoring and test pile installation may also occur.

Planned emergency electrical work will occur this weekend at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. This work should have no impact to the hospitals.

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

*No work will occur on Independence Day, Wednesday, 7/4
 
Foundation work will continue for the new utility tunnel.

The retrofit of the chilled water line in the tunnel will also continue next week. This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the week.

Utility work will continue 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 occur next week. This work should take two weeks to complete.

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

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

Foundation work for the new utility tunnel will occur next Saturday, 7/7. Dirt may also 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 (6/30-7/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3 pm

Work will continue on the Hoover Pavilion site over the weekend to locate wells.

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

*No work will occur on Independence Day, Wednesday, 7/4

Interior improvements will continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Painting will also continue on the exterior of the building.

Site utility construction for the new parking garage is ongoing. Shoring and excavation work for the new parking garage will continue next week; dirt will continue to be off-hauled from the site.

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

No work is expected 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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