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October 7, 2011

 

Oct.19, 2011: Welch Rd. becomes one lane, one way.


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Effective October 19, 2011, Welch Road becomes one lane/one way, from Quarry to Pasteur.

 

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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.

Please note that that the scope of work and dates related are subject to change without notice. 
 

Welch Road Utility Project

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:

Weekend work (10/7-10/9): 7 am- 8 pm*

Continued street tree removal planned 10/8 and night utility work planned along Quarry Rd. This work will require traffic control measures. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.

 

Weekday work (10/10-10/14): 7 am-8 pm*

On 10/10, concrete barriers (K Rail) will go down 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 utility work. This will reduce Quarry to a two lane, two direction road during this time. Access will be maintained to the Emergency Department at all times.

 

Additional planned activities include continued survey and staking work along Quarry and Welch Roads as well as tree removal on-site. Fencing will begin to be installed in the landscape along the inboard side of Welch Rd. beginning next week to prepare for future utility work on Welch Rd.

 

New driveways were constructed via Vineyard into the 730 and 750/770 Welch properties. These new driveways are now open. The exit to Welch remains in effect at 770 Welch.

 

Preparatory utility-related work will continue on Welch Rd and Quarry Rd. This work will require some traffic control measures. Please be cautious of steel plates in the street during this time. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.

 

AMC bike lockers will be posted for relocation and are expected to be completed by 11/7 in preparation for closing the Blake Wilbur Parking Lot.
 

*Note: In response to recent concerns over night noise from nearby residents, we requested and were granted special permission from the City of Palo Alto to alter our work hours in order to avoid overnight jackhammering activity. Our new hours of construction activity are Monday-Sunday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm until November 23, 2011.
 

What to expect next weekend (10/14-10/16): 7 am-8 pm

Street tree removal planned on Welch Rd 10/15 and utility work planned along Quarry Rd and Welch Rd. This work will require traffic control measures. Please be cautious of steel plates in the street during this time. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.
 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion (Make-Ready Site)

August 2011-October 2012

 

The Packard Children's Hospital expansion site prep (known as the 'Make-Ready' site) includes the demolition of 701 & 703 Welch and the construction of a shoring wall and utility tunnel in preparation for the Packard Children's expansion.

 

This week's activities:

Weekend work (10/7-10/9): 7 am- 8 pm

Tree relocation work will continue on the Make Ready site. This work may cause some noise and vibration. The transport of trees from the Make Ready site to the Hoover tree storage yard will occur after 7 pm.

 

Preparatory utility-related work will continue on Quarry Rd in the evenings. Traffic control measures will be in place. Please be cautious of trench plates in road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times. Abatement of 701 Welch will continue on Saturday 10/8.

 

Weekday work (10/10-10/14): 7 am-8 pm

Demolition of 703 Welch will begin on 10/10 and is expected to take about one week to complete. Construction of a new sidewalk on the east side of the Falk building is complete.

 

On 10/10 foundation work will begin for the temporary egress ramp behind Falk. This work includes saw cutting the 'E' walk, concrete demolition and laying down new concrete. This effort will take approximately two weeks to complete. Installation of the steel ramp will occur at the end of the month. During this time, access to the patio area and stair will be closed.

 

Work will continue to relocate the chilled water line adjacent to 703 Welch and Packard Children's Hospital. This work includes some excavation work to install new water lines and may include noise-producing activities.

 

Night Work (10/10-10/14): approved working hours until 8 pm

Electrical work will continue on Quarry Rd. This work includes digging a trench across Quarry Rd during night shifts only. Preparatory utility-related work will continue on Quarry Rd. Traffic control measures will be in place. Please be cautious of trench plates in the road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times. Some tree relocation work is scheduled to occur on the Make Ready site next week in the evening hours. This work may cause some noise and vibration.

 

What to expect next weekend (10/14-10/16)

Demolition work will continue at 703 Welch on 10/15.

 

Tree relocation work is scheduled to continue on the Make Ready site. This work may cause some noise and vibration.

 

Preparatory utility-related work will occur on Quarry Rd in the evenings until 8 pm. Traffic control measures will be in place. Please be cautious of steel plates in road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.

 

Hoover Pavilion Modernization 

August 2011-July 2013

 

Construction is underway to modernize and restore Hoover Pavilion, the original Palo Alto Hospital, in order to accommodate modern medicine and create a cohesive expansion to the Medical Center campus.

 

This week's activities:

Weekend work (10/7-10/9): 7 am-8 pm

Demolition activities may continue over the weekend.
 

Weekday work (10/10-10/14): 7 am-4 pm

Scaffold erection will continue. This work began on the Quarry Road side of the site and will continue around the remainder of the Pavilion site.

 

Hard demolition activities will continue with the removal of the 5th floor topping slab and steel structure.  This effort includes loud, noise-producing activities. Window removal will continue on the 4th floor.

 

Night work: (10/10-10/14): work hours approved until 8 pm

No work planned.

 

What to expect next weekend (10/14-10/16): 7 am-8 pm

No work planned.

 

Questions?

 
You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at www.SUMCRenewal.org


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

 

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