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July 27, 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.

Non-Renewal Project Related Activities

A scheduled electrical shutdown will occur this Saturday, 7/28, at 5 am for the D & T/HMP buildings at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. This cut-over will also impact the Packard programs located in the F Pods.  This work is part of deferred electrical maintenance and is expected to take six hours to complete. 

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 (7/28-7/29)

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

 

Storm drain and hot water line work will continue on Welch Rd this Saturday, 7/28. Domestic, fire water and gas lines will be installed on the new Ambulance Drive between 1101 Welch and Blake Wilbur Clinic. Electrical line work will occur on both Welch and Quarry Roads; chilled water line work will continue on Quarry Rd and in the Quarry Extension. Fine grading work will occur on Welch Rd between N. Pasteur and AMC. Curb, gutter and sidewalk work will occur on Quarry and Welch.  The driveway at 1101 Welch will be removed and replaced this weekend. Access will be maintained in and out of the property at all times.

 

Weekday work (7/30-8/3)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 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.

 

Temporary water shutdowns will begin next week on all Welch Road properties. These shutdowns are being scheduled with each individual property in order to minimize any inconvenience.

 

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.  Utility excavation (water, gas) will continue next to the Blake Wilbur Building. This work is not vibratory compaction work.

 

Sidewalk replacement work that runs from AMC/Blake Wilbur Clinics adjacent to 801 Welch through to Welch will begin next week. A pedestrian detour to Welch Road will be in place via the new Blake Wilbur Drive sidewalk.

 

The lower path at Packard Children's next to 777 Welch remains closed for tree evaluation. This path should re-open within the next two weeks. The upper path alongside the Packard Children's main driveway remains open. Signage is in place to assist pedestrians. 

 

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 (8/4-8/5)

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

 

Utility work will occur on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday, 8/4. 

 

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 (7/28-7/29)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (7/30-8/3)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm; nighttime work in Parking Structure 4 will occur from 7 pm-3 am

 

Work will continue on the Kaplan Lawn site in order to finalize the construction of Kaplan Drive, the driveway entrance to the New Stanford Hospital facility.

 

Utility work will continue behind the K-Rail in N. Pasteur.

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue. Demolition work on Level P2 is complete. Concrete placement will continue on P2 next week. Demolition work on Level P1 is underway and nearly complete. Please note that nighttime demo work may include significant noise producing activities. Earplugs are available in the elevator lobbies for employees using the lot.  This employee permit parking garage will remain open but some parking spaces will be impacted during this time.

 

The Miwok sculpture near the Stanford Hospital & Clinics Fountain Entrance and the School of Medicine was disassembled and will be moved on the morning of Wednesday, 8/1.The sculpture is being relocated to the lawn in front of the Lane Building.

 

What to expect next weekend (8/4-8/5)

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 (7/28-7/29)

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

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (7/30-8/3)

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

 

Foundation work will continue for the new utility tunnel.

 

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.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (8/4-8/5)

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

 

Next Saturday, foundation work for the new utility tunnel will continue on Saturday, 8/4. Shoring work will occur on the perimeter of the excavation site. Dirt may also be off-hauled from the Make-Ready site.

 

What to expect next weekend (8/4-8/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur at this time.

 

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 (7/28-7/29)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (7/30-8/3)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Interior improvements will continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Painting will also continue on the exterior of the building. The scaffolding will continue to come down after these activities are completed.

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 (8/4-8/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Dirt may be off-hauled from the Hoover site next Saturday, 8/4.

 

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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