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September 28, 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.

 

ROAD WORK SUCCESSFULLY SHIFTED to OUTBOARD WELCH

on 9/17

 

On Monday, September 17, construction work on the Welch Road Utility Project (WRUP) shifted 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 new pedestrian detours to access the outboard properties are in place. The new sidewalks on the inboard side of Welch Rd and Quarry Road are now 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.

 

This week's activities:

 

What to expect this weekend (9/29-9/30)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 5:30 pm; nighttime work on Welch Road on Sunday, 9/30 from 10 pm until 6 am Monday, 10/1.

 

At 10 pm on Sunday, 9/30, electrical shutdowns will occur at 730, 750 and 770 Welch Road in order to take these properties of the temporary overhead power and put them on the new permanent power utilities. These shutdowns are scheduled to be completed by 6 am on Monday, 10/1. All shutdowns are being coordinated directly with the properties.

 

Weekday work (10/1-10/5)

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

 

Welch Rd continues to serve as 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 continues to serve a two-way two-lane road. North Pasteur Drive remains 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.

 

Excavation work will begin next week for the communication vault on outboard Welch Rd. This work will require the digging and shoring of holes in front of 900, 770 and 700 Welch Road.This work is anticipated to take one month to complete.

 

Trenching will continue in the Welch/Quarry intersection. Some work may occur outside of the construction fencing. Flaggers will be present as needed and traffic will continue to have thru access.

 

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 (10/6-10/7)

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

 

No work is scheduled to occur next weekend.

 

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 (9/29-9/30)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 7 pm

 

Parking equipment installation is underway in PS-4, the underground employee parking structure. Work will occur this Saturday, 9/29, in the PS-4 elevator lobby on levels P1 and P2 from 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.

 

Weekday work (10/1-10/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Next week, work will occur in the Promenade to install a temporary egress path, fire water lines and new domestic water lines. The work site will be fenced off but access will be maintained on the Promenade at all times.

 

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.

 

Construction work to reconfigure Parking Structure 4, the underground employee parking structure, will continue, including the installation of new gate arms for employee parking at the top of Level 4 of the parking structure. Painting inside of the garage is scheduled to occur on Monday, 10/1 as part of the new signage program.

 

Work will also occur inside of PS-4 next week to install future New Stanford Hospital utility needs. Some parking stalls will be impacted due to this effort and will be signed in advance of the work.

 

Renovations to the Stanford Hospital lobby will continue.

 

What to expect next weekend (10/6-10/7)

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 (9/29-9/30)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

This weekend, some stripping of forms from backfill will occur on the Make-Ready site. Work to hang forms at the lift station via a crane is also scheduled to occur on the site.

 

Weekday work (10/1-10/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am - 6 pm

 

Shoring and excavation work will continue next week. Work in the utility tunnel will also continue.

 

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 (10/6-10/7)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm

 

No work is 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 (9/29-9/30)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3 pm

 

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

 

Weekday work (10/1-10/5)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 4 pm

 

Interior improvements will continue throughout the floors of the Pavilion. Site improvements related to the Pavilion will continue and should be completed next week.

 

Site utility construction for the new Hoover parking garage is nearly complete. Foundation work will continue. 

 

What to expect next weekend (10/6-10/7)

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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