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Welch Road Re-Opens to Two-Way Traffic on July 22nd

Welch Rd  

 

The Welch Road Utility Project, which includes utility construction work, the widening of Welch Road and other improvements in order to support the future new hospital facilities, will be successfully completed four months earlier than originally scheduled. Welch Road will return to two-way traffic beginning Monday, July 22, 2013.

Traffic changes include: 

 

* Welch Road will re-open to two-way traffic on 
Monday, July 22nd.   
 
* The Welch Road driveways to 750/770 Welch are now open. The Vineyard Lane driveway to these properties will permanently close on July 23, 2013.  
 
* Access to 730 and 732 Welch Road (Packard Clinics and Outpatient MRI Center) will remain via Vineyard Lane. The Welch Road driveways to these properties will remain closed. 

Please consult the map on linked flyer for more information on access routes to the properties located on 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 (7/13-7/14)

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

 

Irrigation work, patch, repair, landscaping work and site cleanup will continue on the inboard side of Welch Rd. Ongoing grass and path repair will occur in front of 750 and 770 Welch Road.

 

Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road.

 

Weekday work (7/15-7/19)

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

 

Irrigation work, new planting and landscaping work and site cleanup will continue on the inboard side of Welch Rd. Patch and repair work will also continue.

 

Ongoing grass and path repair will occur in front of 750 and 770 Welch Road.

 

Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road.

 

What to expect next weekend (7/20-7/21)

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

 

Patch, repair and landscaping work will continue on the inboard side of Welch Rd.

 

Welch Road will open to two-way traffic by the morning of 7/22. 

 

New Stanford Hospital Facility 

December 2012- 2018

 

Work is under way to construct the new Stanford Hospital facility in order to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity, and meet new seismic safety standards. The 824,000 square foot hospital includes 368 individual patient rooms, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, new employee parking structure, five gardens, walking trails and a meditation room. The new hospital is expected to be completed in 2017 and open for patient care in early 2018. 

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (7/13-7/14)

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

 

The demolition of the former Garden Entrance to Stanford Hospital & Clinics will continue. Shoring and tie back work will continue on the New Stanford Hospital construction site. Soil will be off hauled from the site on Saturday.

 

Weekday work (7/15-7/19)

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

 

Shoring, excavation and tie back work will continue.

 

Demolition work will continue next week in the former Garden Entrance of Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Work will include demolition of the stairwell south of the pods. This work will cause some noise and vibration and is being coordinated closely with the hospital.

 

Dirt off haul from the NSH site will continue. Please be cautious of trucks entering and exiting the road.

 

Work will continue to prepare the Pasteur lot near Sand Hill Road for the future home of the NSH construction trailers.

 

What to expect next weekend (7/20-7/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Shoring and tie back work will continue on the site. Soil will be off hauled from the site on Saturday. 

 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion

August 2011-December 2016

 

The Packard Children's Hospital expansion, which will expand Packard's ability to care for children and expectant mothers, is under way. The new 521,000 square foot facility will add 150 patient beds, more healing spaces, and the latest medical technology. The Packard expansion is scheduled to open in 2016.

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (7/13-7/14)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm; 

night time work Friday evening/Saturday morning from 

7 pm - 5 am

 

Work will continue on the Packard expansion site over the weekend to perform shoring, grading, shot crete and waterproofing activities.  Soil off haul will occur.

 

Weekday work (7/15-7/19)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 7 pm; 

night time work from 6 pm to 4 am

 

Shoring, grading shot crete and waterproofing work will continue on the Packard expansion site. All drilling work is being closely coordinated with the hospital and is not anticipated to cause noise or vibration.

 

Soil off haul will continue within the construction site.

 

Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction although some egress detours will be in place.

 

What to expect next weekend (7/20-7/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 7 pm

 

Shoring, grading shot crete and waterproofing work will continue on the Packard expansion site. All drilling work is being closely coordinated with the hospital and is not anticipated to cause noise or vibration.

 

Soil off haul may occur. 


Hoover Garage

May 2012-August 2013

 

Hoover Pavilion, the original Palo Alto Hospital, has been renovated and opened December 2012 to accommodate modern medicine and create a cohesive extension of the Medical Center campus. The garage will enable additional parking for patients and staff.

 

General Updates: The parking garage is projected to open in early September.

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (7/13-7/14)

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

 

Parking garage construction likely to occur.

 

Weekday work (7/15-7/19)

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

 

Construction of the new parking garage is scheduled to be completed and open end of August/early September.

 

What to expect next weekend (7/20-7/21)

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

 

Parking garage construction likely to occur.

 

General Reminders

 

Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. 

 

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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