Today at Berkeley Lab

Update on Integrative Genomic Building Construction

Excavation work for the IGB foundation is underway, with all foundation micropiles installed. Soil is sampled and staged in the Pit parking lot. About 2,100 cubic yards has been removed, with 400 more scheduled for June 10. All efforts are being made to minimize impacts to staff. Contact Joe Harkins (x7486) for questions. See map for details on current Facilities Division projects.

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Closure of Lawrence Road on May 18

Lawrence Road behind Building 37 will be closed on Thursday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to construction on the ALS cooling towers. Two-way traffic will be routed to N Road during this time, with flaggers directing traffic. Go here to view a map detailing various Facilities Division projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Lot J Closed, Lot I Open Starting April 6

Parking Lot J will close due to construction activities, with a planned reopening on Monday, May 22. To offset the lost parking, a portion of Lot I will open for parking and will remain open while J lot is closed. Staff are encouraged to explore alternative commute options. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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Pit Parking Lot Closure Scheduled for March 23 Postponed to March 28

Due to a delay in construction activities, the Blackberry Pit (D) parking lot will not close on March 23 as previously announced. Instead, the lot will close on Tuesday, March 28, and reopen on Wednesday, March 29. See map of typically underutilized parking lots and parking/road closures.

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Parking Limited in Pit (D) Lot Feb. 28 to March 2

Approximately half of the parking spots in the D Lot will close Feb. 28 for staging in preparation for soil off haul planned for the weekend of March 4. The spaces will reopen on Friday, March 3. Soil removal has been delayed due to multiple weekends of rainy weather. Off haul work will occur on weekends when possible. See map for alternate parking lots.

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Status of Soil Staging at Blackberry Pit (Parking Lot D)

Soil from the IGB construction site staged in the Pit is being profiled for anticipated mid-February removal. The Pit was chosen for soil staging for numerous reasons, including safety to workers, civil and environmental considerations, and impacts to the Lab community and IGB construction. Staff will be informed when soil movement creates parking and traffic impacts.

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Lab Breaks Ground on Integrative Genomics Building

Extending the roots of team science at its birthplace, the Lab will soon bring together researchers from the Joint Genome Institute and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) under one roof. The Jan. 31 groundbreaking celebrated the future colocation of these partnering scientific user community resources. The building is scheduled for completion in 2019. More>

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Lab Breaks Ground on Jan. 31 for IGB, the New Home for JGI & KBase

The Joint Genome Institute and KBase will gather at the site of the now-departed Bevatron, and later at the Building 50 Auditorium, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB), the new home for these two resources. This event will slow traffic and impact parking between noon and 4 p.m. and the cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. for a reception. The event will be streamed live.

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Construction to Impact Traffic on Smoot Road

For approximately two weeks starting Jan. 27, lower Smoot Road between Building 50 and the IGB construction site will be intermittently reduced to one lane to install a new fire water line. Increased construction truck traffic is expected during this time. Follow flagger directions during lane reductions.

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Parking, Traffic and Construction Update

Due to IGB construction, most Bevatron lot spaces have permanently closed. Old Town Demolition will impact Lot N1 and Segre Road through January, and ALS cooling tower replacement will intermittently affect nearby traffic and parking. View map for underutilized parking areas. Visit the commute website for more on alternative transportation. More>

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