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August 17, 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.

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 (8/18-8/19)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 5:30 pm; night work beginning Sunday, 8/19 from 8 pm-5 am on Blake Wilbur Drive

 

The driveway approaches will continue to be paved in front of 777, 801 and 1101 Welch over the weekend. Access into these driveways will be maintained at all times.

 

Domestic, fire water and gas lines will continue to be installed on Welch Road.

 

Signal poles will be erected over the weekend on Welch and Quarry Rds; light pole bases will also be poured.

 

Fine grading work will continue on Welch Rd between N. Pasteur and AMC. Curb, gutter and sidewalk work will occur on both Quarry and Welch Rds. 

 

Utility related night work will occur on Blake Wilbur Drive beginning Sunday, 8/19. Modifications to the fencing layout on Blake Wilbur will occur in order to accommodate this work. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times.

 

Weekday work (8/20-8/24)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 5:30 pm; night work from 8 pm-5 am on Blake Wilbur Drive and North Pasteur Drive


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.  Utility excavation will continue next to the Blake Wilbur Building. This work is not vibratory in nature.

 

The crosswalk at 730 Welch Road near Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has been moved to 750 Welch. This change will remain in effect until the Welch Road Utility Project switches to the outboard side of Welch Road in mid-September.

 

All sidewalks around LPCH on Welch/Quarry will be completed next week. These sidewalks will open for use in mid-September.

 

The previously scheduled Welch Road property electrical cut-overs have been postponed until further notice.

 

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 (8/25-8/26)

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

 

Utility work will occur on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday, 8/25. 

 

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 (8/18-8/19)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm; night work from 8 pm-5 am on Blake Wilbur Drive and North Pasteur Drive

 

Renovations to the Stanford Hospital lobby will occur over the weekend. Please be mindful of the signage indicating use of alternative doors for access to the hospital.

 

The Blake Wilbur Drive sidewalk between North Pasteur Drive and the valet entrance to 1101 Welch will close beginning Saturday, 8/18. Click here to view the pedestrian detour map. Way-finding signage will be on site to assist pedestrians. This sidewalk will remain closed and ultimately become part of the New Stanford Hospital Make-Ready site.

 

Utility work will continue on Blake Wilbur Drive and North Pasteur Drive.

 

Weekday work (8/20-8/24)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm; night work from 8 pm-5 am on Blake Wilbur Drive and North Pasteur Drive

 

Kaplan Drive, the future entrance to the New Stanford Hospital facility, has been paved and is scheduled to be activated on Monday, 8/20 as needed to facilitate vehicular traffic during utility work on North Pasteur Drive. Signage will be in place to assist vehicles with any changes to traffic patterns. The majority of utility work will be performed at night. Access will be maintained at all times in and out of PS-3 and to the clinics on Blake Wilbur Drive.

 

Potholing work in the Promenade near Stanford Hospital & Clinics is scheduled to begin on Monday, 8/20 and continue through the week. All work will be fenced and wrapped. Access will be maintained along the Promenade at all times.

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue. Daytime electrical work continues on levels P1 and P2 of the garage. This employee permit parking garage will remain open but some parking spaces will be impacted during this time.

 

Renovations to the Stanford Hospital lobby will continue next week. Please be mindful of the signage indicating use of alternative doors for access to the hospital. 

 

What to expect next weekend (8/25-8/26)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Renovations to the Stanford Hospital lobby will occur over the weekend. Please be mindful of the signage indicating use of alternative doors for access to the 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 (8/18-8/19)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

Duct bank installation will continue from 7 am - 6pm over the weekend on Quarry Road. Flaggers will be present when necessary. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times.

 

Dirt may also be off-hauled from the Make-Ready site.

 

Weekday work (8/20-8/24)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

 

Work will continue to construct the contractor parking lots adjacent to the 401 Quarry Road lot and the L-1 lot. Work will continue in the South lot to place fabric around the site and to lay gravel down. The reworking of tree protection will occur in the North Lot.

 

Duct bank installation will continue next week from 7 am - 6pm on Quarry Road. Flaggers will present when necessary. This work is expected to be complete on 8/23.

 

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 (8/25-8/26)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

 

No work is currently scheduled to occur next weekend.

 

 

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 (8/18-8/19)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3 pm

 

Interior work may continue over the weekend. Some additional site activity will occur as well as work in the tower roof on the Pavilion. No hauling will occur over the weekend.

 

Weekday work (8/20-8/24)

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 (8/25-8/26)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur at this time.

 

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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