Today at Berkeley Lab

Truck Traffic to Increase Due to IGB Work; Will Continue for Next Year

Thursday, August 17, will be especially heavy due to cement deliveries for the IGB project. Drivers must reduce their speed to 15 mph in affected areas. Staff are not allowed in construction areas without approval. Every effort is being made to minimize adverse impacts to pedestrians and drivers during periods of significant construction. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) for more information.

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August 15 Town Hall on Old Town Construction Project and Impacts

A town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building 33-106 to discuss various projects in Old Town and associated impacts. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here>

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Construction to Impact Portion of Glaser Road Starting August 11

Starting Friday, August 11, traffic on Glaser Road from Buildings 77 to 79 will be intermittently impacted for the next two weeks due to storm drain replacement. A few parking spots may also be affected. Flaggers will direct traffic as necessary. Contact Dan Galvez (ext. 6213) with questions. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here.

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Old Town Construction to Impact Parking, Traffic Starting Mid-August

Parking in Lot N3 will be intermittently reduced from mid-August into the winter to accommodate truck traffic. The roadway and parking south of Buildings 4 and 14, including the slabs for Buildings 40 and 41, will close from mid-August into the fall. Go here to see a map of all current and planned Facilities projects. Learn more here.

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IGB Construction to Affect Traffic on Smoot Road

A section of Lawrence Road will be reduced to one lane, with two-way traffic directed by flaggers, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 31 to August 3. Also, Lawrence Road between the roundabout near the IGB construction site and the J parking lot (near intersection of McMillan Road) will be completely closed August 7 to 9, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. A detour will be routed around Building 90. Maps>

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Reminder to Remain Safe Around Lab Construction Sites

Drivers should reduce their speed to 15 mph in affected areas, and pedestrians cannot access construction sites without prior approval. Every effort is being made to minimize adverse impacts to pedestrians and traffic during periods of significant construction. Go here to view a map of ongoing Facilities projects. More>

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Construction to Impact U5 Parking Lot

Starting June 27 and extending to the end of July, construction on the Lab’s IT fiber line at the Strawberry Gate will reduce access and parking at the U5 parking lot. Approximately six parking spaces will be closed, and parking lot access will be reduced to one lane. Contact Gwojen Fong (x7664) with questions. View map of Facilities Division projects at the Lab.

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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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