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October 14, 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 (10/14-10/16): 7 am- 8 pm*

Continued street tree removal planned 10/15. The installation and striping of new ADA pedestrian ramps will also occur this weekend. New water line installation work will occur along Quarry Rd. This work will require traffic control measures. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.

 

Weekday work (10/17-10/21): 7 am-8 pm*

Concrete barriers (K Rail) have been placed 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.

 

Beginning at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 18, soft cones will go down on Welch Rd which will gradually change Welch into a one-lane, one-way road going West from Quarry to Pasteur Drive. The soft cone placement will take a few hours and the new traffic pattern will be in full effect beginning Wednesday, October 19th. This change will be in effect for two years. Please adjust your driving route accordingly. K Rail (concrete barriers) will replace the cones on November 7th.

 

Additional planned activities include continued survey and staking work along Quarry and Welch Roads as well as tree removal on-site. Fencing will continue to be installed in the landscape along the inboard side of Welch Rd.

 

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 have been posted for relocation and are expected to be relocated 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 (10/21-10/23): 7 am-8 pm

Street tree removal planned on Welch Rd 10/22 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 (10/14-10/17): 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.

 

Weekday work (10/17-10/21): 7 am-8 pm

Demolition and cleanup of 703 Welch will continue. Removal of the foundation and soil remediation will occur next week. Abatement will continue at 701 Welch and demolition of the building is scheduled to begin on or around 10/18 and is anticipated to be completed by 11/25.

 

Work will also begin this week on the steel bridge located of the back of Packard Children's (the Rainbow Garden). This bridge will maintain egress for the exits at the isolation vestibule in the day hospital and at the radiology waiting area. The work includes concrete removal of sidewalks, excavation of soil, drilling and anchorage of the steel bridge to the Packard Children's Hospital building foundation.

 

Placement of the concrete landing and ADA ramp at the east Falk temporary path will occur. The ramp will be placed over the existing walk adjacent to the relocated lockers. A second pedestrian pathway will also be installed through the Falk parking lot. This pathway will be used as the main hospital egress when the south Falk ramp is complete and open to the public. Concrete demolition for the steel ramp on the south side of the Falk Building continues. During this time, access to the patio area and stair will be closed.

 

Night Work (10/17-10/21): approved working hours until 8 pm

No night work planned.

 

What to expect next weekend (10/21-10/23)

Cleanup will continue at 703 Welch and demolition work will continue at 701 Welch on 10/22.

 

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 (10/14-10/16): 7 am-8 pm

No work planned.

 

Weekday work (10/17-10/21): 7 am-4 pm

Scaffold erection will be completed and will now begin to be wrapped.

 

Hard demolition activity which includes concrete topping slab and structure removal on the roofs continues. This effort is targeted for completion in mid-November.  With the completion of the demolition of existing finishes on each floor, the contractor will be continuing with interior demolition (bead blasting) of the concrete slab on each floor through December.  

 

The structural engineer will be on site to review areas of the building that are now exposed from the demolition and determining if additional demolition/repair is warranted.

 

Window removal on the 4th floor is complete and will move to the 3rd floor once clearance is achieved.

 

Night work: (10/17-10/21): work hours approved until 8 pm

No work planned.

 

What to expect next weekend (10/21-10/23): 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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