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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.

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. 


This week's activities:


What to expect this weekend (2/15-2/16)

Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am - 6 pm


Former Garden Entry/D Pod: Tunnel excavation will continue with pile installation occurring in the Garden Entrance on Saturday, 2/15. Noise and vibration inside of the hospital are not anticipated.


New Hospital and Parking Garage: New hospital rebar work may continue on Saturday, 2/15; concrete forming and rebar will continue on the parking garage site. Dirt off haul will occur on Saturday, 2/15.


Weekday work (2/17-2/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 6 pm


Former Garden Entry/D Pod: Tunnel excavation and shoring work will continue. A large crane will be installed on 2/18 and 2/19 to facilitate pile installation. The crane will be in the garden entrance location for one week. Pile installation will continue through 2/24.


New Hospital and Parking Garage: Hospital foundation pile installation, waterproofing, forming work, rebar and placement preparations for the foundation will continue.  A large concrete pour for the new hospital foundation is scheduled to occur on Thursday, 2/20.


What to expect next weekend (2/22-2/23)

Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am - 6 pm


Former Garden Entry/D Pod: Tunnel excavation and shoring work may continue on Saturday, 2/22. Two generators will be in use on the NSH site in order to facilitate construction work inside of the hospital.


New Hospital and Parking Garage: Work to construct the new parking garage will continue next Saturday, 2/22. 


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.


This week's activities:


What to expect this weekend (2/15-2/16)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am to 6 pm


Installation of the South Tower Crane is scheduled to occur over the weekend.


Weekday work (2/17-2/21)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm; crane installation between 6:30 am and 7 pm; off hours dirt off haul may occur


Structural steel welding, waterproofing, rebar installation, concrete formwork and placement 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. 


Concrete pours are scheduled to occur on Tuesday, 2/18 and Thursday, 2/20.


The North Tower Crane will be in use to install rebar columns and formwork.


The South Tower Crane will also be in use next week.


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 (2/22-2/23)

Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am to 6 pm


An overnight mat slab concrete placement is scheduled for next Friday, 2/21 and will continue through Saturday, 2/22.


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).