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Stanford Hospital project wins final approval

Original post made on Jul 12, 2011

After an unexpected last-minute delay, Stanford University Medical Center's bid to dramatically expand its hospital facilities surged past the finish line Monday night when the Palo Alto City Council gave the $5 billion project its final approval.

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Posted by Gunther Steinberg
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jul 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The Stanford expansion will be a traffic nightmare on the Alpine Road corridor. Worse than the morning and evening plugged up roads. Add to that the construction trucks and labor that will add to the usual mess, and time to pass Stanford from Ladera in the morning and evening will mount. Even the new Santa Cruz - Sand Hill - Junipero Serra interchange is gridlocked most evenings around 6 PM.

Stanford needs its own Freeway Interchange on 280 with overpasses into the campus when a major road is crossed.