Recommended Driving Routes: During 2 pm-6 pm, when the dog leg is open, we recommend the following routes to increase traffic flow on Welch and Pasteur: northbound Sand Hill Road traffic should use Oak; southbound Sand Hill Road traffic should use Pasteur. Dynamic message boards will be used at these intersections to help inform recommended traffic flow.
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 (3/2-3/4)
Hours of Construction Activity:7am - 3:30 pm
On Saturday, 3/3, work will occur to activate the new City of Palo Alto water main on Welch and Quarry.
Weekday work (3/5-3/9)
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.
Water tie-ins will occur along Welch Road beginning Monday, 3/5. Temporary water shut downs will occur during this time. All shut downs have been coordinated with individual properties and tenants. This work will not impact the hospitals' utilities.
Work will continue to install a new hot water line on Quarry Road. This work will take place in Quarry Extension. Access to Receiving and to the Emergency Department will be maintained at all times via flagmen.
Work to install a new chilled water line will continue on Welch Road.
Hardscape demolition of the parking lot and domestic water lines behind the Blake Wilbur Clinic will continue.
Please be cautious of construction trucks entering the road. Access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times.
Night Work (3/5-3/9) Hours of Construction Activity: 6 pm-7 am
Water tie-ins to properties on Welch Road will occur during the week. This work is being performed at night in order to accommodate water shutdowns as necessary. No hospital utilities will be affected by the tie-ins.
What to expect next weekend (3/9-3/11) Hours of Construction Activity: 8 am - 5 pm
On Saturday, 3/10 work will continue on Welch Road to complete the water tie-ins on Welch Road and to install the new City of Palo Alto water main and Stanford University chilled water mains. Hot water installation work will continue on Quarry Road.