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IGB Construction to Affect Traffic on Lawrence 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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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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