Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Construction to Impact Parking in the ‘Pit’ Lot

Soil generated from the IGB project will be stockpiled at the Blackberry Canyon “D” Lot starting the week of Dec. 19 and is expected to have a limited impact on parking over the next several months. Additionally, selected parking spaces will occasionally be closed to accommodate trucks hauling soil.

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Commencement of IGB Construction to Impact Traffic, Parking

IGB construction is commencing this week, permanently closing all parking spaces in the southern portion of the Bevatron lot (B1) and the upper Bevatron lot (I). Trucks and trailers will intermittently delay traffic on Chu Road from Blackberry gate to Lot I. Use caution in this area and obey all traffic controls. Due to the loss of parking, alternative commute modes are strongly encouraged.

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Parking & Construction Update: More Bevatron Parking Spots Are Going Away

Ongoing construction activities will continue to affect parking and traffic at the Lab. As construction of the Integrative Genomics Building begins in the next few weeks, only a few dozen parking spaces in the Bevatron lot will remain open. This map shows other parking areas that typically are not fully occupied. The commute website offers information on alternative transportation. More>

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One-Way Traffic on Various Lab Roads for Maintenance and Construction

Starting Saturday, Sept. 24, through early October, portions of Chu, Perlmutter, Smoot, McMillan, and Lawrence Roads will be periodically reduced to one lane for various infrastructure improvements. Follow flagger instructions when lane reductions are in effect. See map for details.

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Construction at Building 72 to Impact Traffic, Bus Stop Location

Beginning in the middle of the week of Sept. 19 through the end of September, the bus stop located between Buildings 67 and 72 will be temporarily relocated about 20 yards south on Lawrence Road. Once construction begins, traffic on Lawrence Road in front of Building 72 will be restricted to one lane with flaggers directing traffic. Use caution in this area. Contact is Doug Brunkow (x6252).

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