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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.

Temporary Road Closures Due to Stanford University Construction 


 The section of Welch Road between S. Pasteur Drive and Campus Drive (near the School of Medicine) has been closed for approximately four months. This closure is due to the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project's ongoing utility construction to serve the Stanford University campus and the new hospitals. Additional partial closures are in effect on Roth Way and Quarry Extension. Learn more. 


Welch Rd. Closure

New Stanford Hospital Facility 

December 2012- 2018


Work is under way to construct the new Stanford Hospital facility in order to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity, and meet new seismic safety standards. The 824,000 square foot hospital includes 368 individual patient rooms, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, new employee parking structure, five gardens, walking trails and a meditation room. The new hospital is expected to be completed in 2017 and open for patient care in early 2018. 


What to expect this weekend (12/14-12/15)

Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am- 6 pm


Former Garden Entry/D Pod: Limited Garden Entrance demolition work will occur near the hospital on Saturday, 12/14. Tie-back drilling will occur in the tunnel area. This work will cause periodic noise inside the hospital. 


New Hospital and Parking Garage: Foundation pile installation will continue on the new hospital site; concrete prep work will continue on the parking garage site.


Weekday work (12/16-12/20)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm


Former Garden Entry/D Pod: Work to finish demolishing the former MRI offices near the hospital will continue; tunnel work will continue.


New Hospital and Parking Garage: Hospital foundation pile installation and garage concrete placement will continue. Concrete pours on the parking garage site will continue on Monday, 12/16, and Tuesday, 12/17.


Underground utility work will continue.


Dirt will be off hauled from the site as needed next week.


What to expect next weekend (12/21-12/22)

Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am - 6 pm


Former Garden Entry/D Pod: Site work may continue near the hospital on Saturday, 12/21.


New Hospital and Parking Garage: Work to construct the new parking garage will continue next Saturday, 12/21. 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion

August 2011-December 2016


The Packard Children's Hospital expansion, which will expand Packard's ability to care for children and expectant mothers, is under way. The new 521,000 square foot facility will add 150 patient beds, more healing spaces, and the latest medical technology. The Packard expansion is scheduled to open in 2016.


What to expect this weekend (12/14-12/15)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am to 6 pm


Work will occur on Saturday, 12/14, to perform pile prep and repair, waterproofing, and forming and shoring. The tower crane will be in use to perform footing and foundation work.


No work is currently scheduled to occur on Sunday, 12/15.


Weekday work (12/16-12/20)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm, Dirt off-haul during off hours as needed.


Rebar installation, waterproofing, concrete formwork, and bench cutting work will continue on the Packard expansion site next week.  All work is being closely coordinated with the hospital and is not anticipated to cause noise or vibration. 


The tower crane will be in use installing rebar columns and formwork.


Deliveries on the Packard site will occur next Wednesday through Friday.


Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction although some egress detours will be in place.


What to expect next weekend (12/21-12/22)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am to 6 pm


Mat slab concrete placement is tentatively scheduled to occur on Saturday, 12/21.


No work is currently scheduled to occur on Sunday, 12/22.


General Reminders


Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. 


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 Thank you!




You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at


You can also sign up for project email notices on the website. For additional information regarding site work, email the Renewal Project at or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).