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 (6/30-7/1)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm
Work to install a new hot water line will continue on Quarry Rd and on Welch Rd on Saturday, 6/30. Hot water, domestic water and gas line work will also occur on the Ambulance Drive site between 1101 Welch and the Blake Wilbur Clinic.
Weekday work (7/2-7/6)*
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 5:30 pm
*No work will occur on Independence Day, Wednesday, 7/4
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.
An electrical shutdown will occur at 777 Welch Road on Sunday, 7/1 from 10 pm - 5am. This shutdown is being coordinated directly with the affected property.
Work will continue to construct a new road near the Blake Wilbur Clinic and 1101 Welch Road. This road will ultimately serve ambulances from Welch Road into the New Stanford Hospital facility. Rough grade work for the new road surface from Ambulance Drive to South Pasteur Drive will continue. Pedestrian detour signage is in place on Blake Wilbur Drive. Access to the clinics will be maintained at all times.
Grading and utility work will continue in the Blake Wilbur parking lot.
The new hot water line installation on Quarry Road is complete. The trench will be backfilled next week. Access to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times.
Curb and gutter work is complete on Welch Road between N. Pasteur and S. Pasteur Drive as well as between 777 and 801 Welch. The lower path at Packard Children's next to 777 Welch remains closed for tree evaluation. The upper path alongside the Packard Children's main driveway remains open. Signage is in place to assist pedestrians.
On Friday, 7/6 work may begin to remove and replace the driveway entrance to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. This work will be performed on one half of the drive at a time. This work is anticipated to be complete on Saturday, 7/7. Access will be maintained at all times.
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 (7/7-7/8)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am - 5 pm
Utility work will continue on Welch and Quarry Roads next Saturday, 7/7. The remaining half of the Packard driveway replacement will occur and be completed on Saturday.