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August 3, 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 (8/4-8/5)

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

 

The City of Palo Alto will be pulling new wires in the Quarry/Welch intersection on Saturday. This work will require the use of one lane of traffic on Quarry between Welch and the Quarry Extension. The City will have flagmen present to regulate traffic flow through the intersection one direction at a time. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times.

 

Domestic, fire water and gas lines will continue to be installed on Ambulance Drive, the new driveway being constructed between 1101 Welch and the 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 North Pasteur and AMC. Curb, gutter and sidewalk work will occur on both Quarry and Welch Rds.  The driveway at 801 Welch Rd will be replaced over the weekend. Access will be maintained in and out of the property at all times.

 

Weekday work (8/6-8/10)

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.

 

On Monday, 8/6, water shutdowns will occur during the day at 1110 and 1101 Welch. Temporary water lines will be in place for these properties during this time.

 

On Tuesday, 8/7, water shutdowns will occur during the day at 780, 800, 801 and 777 Welch. Temporary water lines will be in place for these properties during this time.

 

The Blake Wilbur parking lot has been paved and the fencing on the north side of the lot has been removed. The sidewalk replacement work that runs from AMC/Blake Wilbur Clinics adjacent to 801 Welch through to Welch is underway. Pedestrians are being detoured to the new Blake Wilbur Drive sidewalk as part of this detour to Welch Rd.

 

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. Note: this work is not vibratory compaction work.

 

The lower path at Packard Children's next to 777 Welch remains closed. This path should reopen in the next 7-10 days. The upper path alongside the Packard Children's main driveway remains open. Signage is in place to assist pedestrians. 

 

What to expect next weekend (8/11-8/12)

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

 

Utility work will occur on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday, 8/11. 

 

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 (8/4-8/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm

 

No work will occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (8/6-8/10)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Kaplan Drive, the future entrance to the New Stanford Hospital facility, has been paved and will be activated later this month.

 

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

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue. Daytime 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.

 

What to expect next weekend (8/11-8/12)

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 (8/4-8/5)

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

 

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

 

Weekday work (8/6-8/10)

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.

 

Minimal hauling will occur during the week on the Make-Ready site.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (8/11-8/12)

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

 

Next Saturday, foundation work for the new utility tunnel will continue. Shoring work will also occur on the perimeter of the hospital excavation site. 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 (8/4-8/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3 pm

 

Weekend work will occur in the tower roof on the Pavilion.

 

Weekday work (8/6-8/10)

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 (8/11-8/12)

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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