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.
What to expect this weekend (6/8-6/10)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 3:30 pm; night work will occur on Friday and Saturday night from 4 pm-2 am.
Work to install a new hot water line and new communications lines will continue on Quarry Rd.
Temporary power poles will continue to be installed on Friday and Saturday night from 800-700 Welch Rd in order to support future utility switchovers.
Weekday work (6/4-6/8)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7am - 5:30 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.
On Tuesday, 6/12, work will begin 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. Pedestrian detour signage will be in place on Blake Wilbur Drive. Access to the clinics will be maintained at all times.
Early next week, trees may be transported from the Hoover tree farm to the Blake Wilbur lot. This transport will occur in the evening hours.
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.
The City of Palo Alto will begin work to activate the new power poles on Welch Rd in order to support future utility switchovers.
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 (6/16-6/17)
Hours of Construction Activity: 8am - 5 pm
On Saturday, 6/16 the City of Palo Alto is currently scheduled to perform electrical switchovers at Blake Wilbur Clinic and 1000 Welch Road from 7 am until 5 pm. These switchovers are being coordinated directly with the properties.
Hot water line work will also continue on Quarry Rd.