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 (5/26-5/27)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm
No work is scheduled to occur over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
Weekday work (5/29-6/1) Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm
Welch Rd is now a one-lane, one-way road going West from Quarry to Pasteur Drive. This change will be in effect 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 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 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.
Work will continue to install a new hot water line on Quarry Road. A portion of this work will continue to take place outside of the K-Rail in the Quarry Extension. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times.
Work on the chilled water line will continue on Welch Rd, moving south.
Work to prepare for the replanting of eight trees will continue in the Blake Wilbur lot.
Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road.
Night Work (5/28-6/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8 pm-5 am
Trees will be transported for replanting in the Blake Wilbur parking lot on Wednesday evening, 5/30.
The City of Palo Alto will continue pre-switchover electrical work on Welch Road. This work should not impact neighboring properties or the hospitals. The first switchover was postponed and is now scheduled to occur on Wednesday, 5/30 in Parking Structure 4. This work is scheduled to occur from 11 pm on Wednesday until 6 am on Thursday. The garage will remain fully operational; however, decreased lighting levels are expected.
Water utility work will continue near the AMC in Blake Wilbur Drive. This work will be performed at night and will require some traffic changes between 8 pm-5 am. Some noise is anticipated from saw-cutting, jack hammering and backhoe equipment. The Marguerite shuttle will maintain service to Blake Wilbur Drive. This work is anticipated to be completed in the next couple of weeks.
What to expect next weekend (6/2-6/3)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8am - 5 pm; nighttime work from 8 pm-5 am in Blake Wilbur Drive on Sunday, 6/3
Water utility work may continue near the AMC in Blake Wilbur Drive. This work will be performed at night and will require some traffic changes between 8 pm-5 am. Some noise is anticipated from saw-cutting, jack hammering and backhoe equipment. The Marguerite shuttle will maintain service to Blake Wilbur Drive. This work is anticipated to be completed in the next couple of weeks.
Learn more about the Welch Road Utility Project