The Blackberry Gate will be closed to vehicular traffic, from 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, to 5: p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Signs will be posted directing vehicles to the Strawberry gate. Pedestrians and bicycles will be able to pass through the Blackberry Gate, though bicycles will need to walk through the construction area. Vehicle access is maintained for Building 88.
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The inbound vehicle lane of the Grizzly Gate continues to be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays until further notice. The automated exit is operational 24/7. Pedestrians must use the adjacent side gates at all times, but cyclists can now enter through the vehicle lane (showing proper identification to the security guard) during the morning hours. Future updates will be posted to TABL.
Starting today and continuing through Friday, April 12, the Building 85 Slope Stabilization project will be conducting drilling operations. There will be an increase in truck and equipment traffic in this area. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic are cautioned to use care when traversing this area. Contact Don Beaton (x7109) or Jack Heffernan (x5993) for additional information.
The Facilities Construction Department and Subcontractor Webcor reached an impressive safety milestone of 350,750 hours worked without time lost to an injury. Part of the Building 33 General Purpose Lab (GPL) Project Team, Webcor and its subcontractor created a job site culture that has every worker focused on safety and engaged in the ISM process. Construction workers spontaneously repeat the slogan “we are all watching out for each other” at their daily safety briefings. The weekly Golden Hammer Award (pictured) where the recipient chooses the next week’s winner is one of the novel ways in which Webcor promotes safety and increases morale.
Here’s a recent construction shot of the Lab’s Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments on Buildings (FLEXLAB). The image shows the beginnings of the building’s rotating testbed, which will have a reconfigurable ceiling, HVAC, lighting, facades, and access floor that will reset position every 60 seconds to align with solar orientation for dynamic tests. More>
Beginning this week the SERC and GPL projects will have controlled access to McMillan Road for construction vehicle traffic. This construction only access is being implemented to route large construction vehicles off of Lawrence Road and mitigate impacts to Lab traffic. No bicycles, pedestrians or vehicles (except construction), will be allowed access to McMillan Road.
As part of the Slope Stabilization project, several concrete trucks will be entering through Strawberry Gate tomorrow and pouring in the lower lot of Building 85. Truck traffic will start at 7 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution when traveling in this area.
As part of the construction for the CRT project, AT&T crews will be working on Chu Road between Blackberry Gate and Perlmutter Road (formally E-Road). This work will continue until March 8. Those traversing this area should use caution and obey all traffic controls.
The CRT project is advancing into a new stage of construction. Installation of the large retaining wall is complete and pouring of concrete footings has started. The soil placed in the Bevatron parking area will start to return to the CRT site as the foundation work progresses. Work on the foundation will continue for the next seven months. Although the number of trucks hauling dirt will be significantly reduced, concrete truck traffic will increase. To minimize traffic disruptions, the trucks will be staged on site and coordinated with other construction truck traffic at the Lab. Also, AT&T will be working in Chu Road Road this month. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in this area.
McMillan Road will be closed for SERC construction activities on Friday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The closure will extend from the Wilson slide barricades to the Building 26 driveway. Access to Building 26 will be maintained. Traffic controls and flagging will be established at the intersection of McMillan and “S” Roads. Go here to view a map of the area. Contact Matt Vail for more information.