We again thank you for your patience with our traffic pattern changes on Welch Road. Please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. Cyclists who do not share the road must walk their bicycles on the sidewalks. 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!
Weekend work (10/28-10/30): 7 am- 8 pm*
New water line installation work will continue along Quarry Rd. This work will require traffic control measures. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.
Weekday work (10/31-11/4): 7 am-8 pm*
Concrete barriers (K-Rail) have been placed 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.
As of October 19th, 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. K-Rail (concrete barriers) will replace the plastic traffic delineators and will go live on 11/7. On Monday, November 7th, South Pasteur Drive will become a two-way, two-lane road. North Pasteur Drive will close between Blake Wilbur Drive and Sand Hill Road. Staff parking will still be available in PS-4 and at the Stock Farm Road lot. Stanford Hospital & Clinics Visitor parking will be maintained at PS-3 and at the Valet lots.
Additional planned activities include: new water line installation work will continue along Quarry Rd; continued survey and staking work as well as preparatory utility-related work along Quarry and Welch Roads; fencing will continue to be installed in the landscape along the inboard side of Welch Rd. Please be cautious of steel plates in the street during this time. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.
AMC bike lockers have been relocated in preparation for closing the Blake Wilbur Parking Lot on 11/7.
*Note: In response to recent concerns over night noise from nearby residents, we requested and were granted special permission from the City of Palo Alto to alter our work hours in order to avoid overnight jackhammering activity. Our new hours of construction activity are Monday-Sunday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm until November 23, 2011.
What to expect next weekend (11/4-11/6): 7 am-8 pm
K-Rail will begin going down on Welch Road and North Pasteur Drive (between Blake Wilbur Drive and Sand Hill Road) beginning 11/5. The K-Rail will go live on 11/7. During this time, South Pasteur Drive will become a two-lane, two-way road. North Pasteur Drive will close between Blake Wilbur Drive and Sand Hill Road.
Utility work is planned along Quarry Rd and Welch Rd. This work will require traffic control measures. Please be cautious of steel plates in the street during this time. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.