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August 31, 2012

 

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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 (9/1-9/2)

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

  

Paving work will continue through Saturday, 9/1 on Welch and Quarry Roads. Please note that heavy traffic delays are expected during this time. Dynamic message boards are in place on Quarry at Campus Drive and on Quarry at Welch Road to notify drivers of the activity.

  

Additional paving work will continue on Ambulance Drive on the side closest to Welch Rd. Note: this work should not impact the Blake Wilbur Clinic.

  

Work will begin on pedestrian pathways in anticipation work shifting to outboard Welch on 9/17.

  

Weekday work (9/4-9/7)*

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

*No work is scheduled to occur on Monday, 9/3, in observance of Labor Day

  

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 pave 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. Note: This work will be vibratory.

 

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 (9/8-9/9)

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

 

Utility work will occur on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday to prepare for the switch on 9/17.

 

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 (9/1-9/2)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm; nighttime work will occur on North Pasteur Drive at Blake Wilbur Drive from 7 pm to 

5 am

 

Night work will continue near PS-3 this weekend. Pedestrian bypasses and detours will remain in place. Kaplan Drive will remain open to facilitate vehicular traffic out of the parking garage.

 

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.

 

Weekday work (9/4-9/7)*

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm; nighttime work will occur on North Pasteur Drive at Blake Wilbur Drive from 7 pm to 

5 am

*No work is scheduled to occur on Monday, 9/3, in observance of Labor Day

 

Night work will continue next week on North Pasteur near the exit to PS-3. A pedestrian bypass is in place on Blake Wilbur Drive between PS-4 and the clinics. An ADA detour is also in place.

 

A portion of the Promenade will be closed to enable construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Signage will be in place to communicate any necessary re-routing.

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue next week. Daytime electrical work will continue on levels P1, P2 and P3. This employee permit parking garage will remain open but some parking spaces will be impacted during this time.

 

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

 

What to expect next weekend (9/8-9/9)

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 (9/1-9/2)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

The fence around the Make-Ready site will be wrapped over the weekend.

 

Weekday work (9/4-9/7)*

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

*No work is scheduled to occur on Monday, 9/3, in observance of Labor Day

 

LPCH Contractor parking lot updates:

  • South Lot: opened last Monday for use. 
  • North Lot: Next week, grading work will occur; casting existing electrical lines in concrete

Work will continue to prepare the Make-Ready site for the groundbreaking ceremonies on 9/5 and 9/6.

 

Excavation work will resume on 9/7 to dig 8 ft deeper. Hauling will also resume at this time.

 

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 (9/8-9/9)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

 

Excavation work may continue next weekend on 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 (9/1-9/2): 

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur this weekend.

 

Weekday work (9/4-9/7)*

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

*No work is scheduled to occur on Monday, 9/3, in observance of Labor Day

 

Interior improvements will continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Painting is complete on the exterior of the building. The scaffolding will remain in place to facilitate the roof stack construction.

 

Site utility construction for the new parking garage is nearly complete. Shoring and excavation work for the new parking garage will be complete by the end of this week; dirt will continue to be off-hauled from the site.

 

Next week, footing construction will begin on the new parking garage.

 

What to expect next weekend (9/8-9/9)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Work will likely continue on the Hoover Pavilion 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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