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September 14, 2012

 

Welch Road Update: WORK SHIFTS ON 9/17

Paving on Welch Road

 

ROAD WORK SHIFTS to OUTBOARD WELCH ON 9/17

 

On Monday, September 17, construction work on the Welch Road Utility Project (WRUP) will shift from the inboard side of Welch to the outboard side. The first phase of the project launched last fall has been completed on the side extending from 701-1101 Welch and now will progress along the opposite side of the road nearest The Stanford Barn up to 1180 Welch. Welch Road will continue to serve as a one-lane, one way road from Quarry to Pasteur, but there will be new pedestrian detours to access the outboard properties. The new sidewalks on the inboard side of Welch Rd will be open for pedestrian access. New supplemental signage has been installed in the medical center corridor to inform visitors to the campus of any changes in directions.

 

For vehicular access to 730/750/770 Welch Road, cars should continue to use the driveways from Vineyard Lane. This will remain in effect for one more year, until the completion of WRUP in Fall 2013.  Once the WRUP project is completed, Welch Road returns back to a two-lane road going in both directions.

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 (9/15-9/16)

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

 

Work continues to prepare for the shift of work to outboard Welch and Quarry. On Saturday, 9/15, work includes:

  • Sections of K-rail will be slightly shifted.  Thru traffic access will be maintained.
  • The City of Palo Alto will be realigning the cameras at Welch Road and Pasteur Drive. Traffic light timing may be slightly off on Sunday until traffic adjustments are activated early Monday morning.
  • Concrete work will occur on Quarry Extension on curb, gutters and ramps. 
  • Sprinklers will be installed in planter strips along Welch Road, Quarry Road, and Blake Wilbur south parking lot. 
  • Demolition and grading work will occur to prepare for necessary future adjustments to Blake Wilbur Drive. This will not impede current traffic patterns or access.

Soil will also be off-hauled from the Pasteur storage yard.

 

Weekday work (9/17-9/21)

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 until Fall 2013. 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 outboard 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, fence panels will go up along the KRail and any outstanding work details related to the official shift of work on Welch will be completed.

 

On Wednesday, teams will begin to grind out the road now in the construction zone of Welch and Quarry Roads. In addition, demolition of  surface,  curb and gutter will occur.  This work will be noise producing.

 

Trenching will occur in the Welch/Quarry intersection for approximately two weeks. Flaggers will be present. Traffic will continue to have thru access.

 

Demolition and grading work will occur to prepare for necessary future adjustments to Blake Wilbur Drive. This will not impede current traffic patterns or access.

 

Soil will be off-hauled from the Pasteur storage yard.

 

The 30" chilled main water line will be connected to the University chilled water system over the next few weeks. 401 Quarry/Psych is scheduled to occur on 9/20 from 7 am - 5pm. Work has been coordinated with Stanford University/School of Medicine engineering.

 

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 (9/22-9/23)

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

 

Work not expected. 

 

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 (9/15-9/16)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 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.

 

Weekday work (9/7-9/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm. Nighttime work expected in Parking Structure-4 on 9/21 from 1 am - 4am.

 

Utility work will continue in North Pasteur Drive near the exit to Parking Structure 3 (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.

 

Utility work continues in the fenced area in front of PS-3.

 

Construction work to reconfigure PS-4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue, including some concrete work inside the facility.  On Friday, September 21 from 1am- 4am, work on a new lighting panel will occur.  During those hours, lighting in the garage will be at minimum levels. Extra security will be on hand.

 

Renovations to the Stanford Hospital lobby continue.

 

What to expect next weekend (9/22-9/23)

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 (9/15-9/16)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

No work will occur on the site

 

Weekday work (9/17-9/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

Shoring and excavation work continue. Work in the utility tunnel is ongoing.

 

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 (9/22-9/23)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

 

No work is scheduled to occur. 


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 (9/15-9/16)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3 pm

 

Work is scheduled to occur this weekend on the Hoover Pavilion site.

 

Weekday work (9/17-9/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Interior improvements will continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. 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 is complete.  Foundation work has begun. 

 

What to expect next weekend (9/22-9/23)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Work will likely continue on the Hoover Pavilion site 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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