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March 2, 2012

 

New Marguerite Shuttle Routes Due to Construction 

 

Click here for an updated map of NEW Marguerite stops around the medical center campus due to construction.

 

All routes in effect as of March 1, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

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. Below is a summary of the Renewal Project's anticipated construction activities, hours of activity, and any affected lane or road closures over the next 10 days. Please click here to subscribe to our 10 day look aheads, which will be emailed every Friday and archived on the Renewal Project website.

 

Please note that that the scope of work and dates of work are subject to change without notice, especially due to weather impacts.

Welch Road Utility Project

 

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.

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:

 

What to expect this weekend (3/2-3/4)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Excavation and shoring work will continue on Saturday, 3/3. Work to install the second row of tie-backs will also continue. Soil will be off-hauled from the site. Please be mindful of trucks entering and exiting the road.

 

Weekday work (3/5-3/9)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Excavation of the new Make Ready site will continue. Work to remove and off haul the top layers of soil from the site will also continue. As excavation work occurs, please be mindful of additional hauling trucks entering the road.

 

Work to install the second row of tie-backs will continue against the hospital (parallel to the operating rooms). Installation of the third row of tie-backs is expected to begin at the end of the week.

 

Installation of the shoring wall will also continue on site.

 

Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction.

 

What to expect next weekend (3/9-3/11)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Shoring and excavation work will continue on Saturday, 3/10.


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:

 

What to expect this weekend (3/2-3/4)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

No work is scheduled for this weekend.

 

Weekday work (2/27-3/2)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

Work is ongoing with the installation of overhead structural supports and localized slab strengthening.

 

Wall framing continues on the lower floors and will progress onto the upper floors next week.

 

Overhead plumbing and fire sprinkler lines are in progress.


Concrete repairs to the exterior fašade are close to completion. The fabric wrap will be removed next week.

 

Installation of the main roof HVAC platform supports has begun. Mechanical equipment will be delivered in mid-March.

 

Trees and shrubs at the end of the south wing of the Pavilion will be removed next week.

 

What to expect next weekend (3/9-3/11)

Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am - 3:30 pm

 

No work is currently scheduled for next weekend.

General Reminders

 

Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. Cyclists who choose not to share the road and use the sidewalks must walk their bicycles.

 

Cyclists: please be mindful of sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians. Those who choose not to share the road and use the sidewalks must walk their bicycles.

 

Pedestrians must use the new designated crosswalks on Welch Road. Jaywalking is illegal and especially unsafe in active construction areas. Maps with new pedestrian crosswalks are available at www.SUMCRenewal.org. Thank you!

 

Consider alternative transportation. Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle service offers convenient connections between the Stanford Medical Center and the Palo Alto Transit Center and other destinations. Eligible university and hospital employees may request free Caltrain and VTA transit passes and those with a Stanford ID ride for free on AC Transit's Line U East Bay Express bus. Consider a do-it-yourself transit and/or bicycle commute plan.

 

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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