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In Memoriam: Facilities Truck Driver Jaspal Gill (1974-2016)

Jaspal Gill passed away Dec. 20. Gill worked as a truck driver in the Facilities Division for the past nine years. He was 42 years old. View remembrances of Gill here.

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Lawrence Road Restriction, Closure This Week

To accommodate cooling tower replacement at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Road near Buildings 34, 35 and 37 will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, Jan. 5, and Friday Jan. 6, and no parking in that area. It will be fully closed to traffic on Saturday Jan. 7, and Monday, Jan. 9. See map for detour route.

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Lab Holiday Shutdown in Dec. 23 to Jan. 2

The Facilities Division offers guidelines on saving energy during the break, as well as details on available services — such as mail delivery, shuttle buses, and the Guest House — and information on work scheduled during the shutdown. More>

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How Warren Elliott Spun a Dare Into a Daily Bike Commute

One day back in 2002, Warren Elliott (Facilities) was minding his own business when a co-worker and fellow Alameda resident approached him and asked: “Instead of driving to work, why don’t we ride our bikes?” Always up for a new challenge, Elliott said, “Why not? Let’s do it!” Now, at age 68, Elliott rides to the Lab five days a week and has become a competitive long-distance cyclist. More>

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In Memoriam: Retired Facilities Employee Wiley Walters

Retired Facilities Division employee Wiley Walters passed away on Nov. 9. Wiley worked at the Lab for over 15 years. During that time, he was a Shuttle Bus Lead Driver and also managed the Facilities Tool Crib. Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the St. Paul AME Church, 2024 Ashby Ave. in Berkeley, at 11 a.m.

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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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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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Fuel Pumps Out of Service Sept. 27 and 28

The unleaded and diesel fuel pumps at Building 76, including the E85 pump, will not be in service due to the replacement of these fuel pumps. Employees are encouraged to fill up government vehicles prior to this shut down.

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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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Sept. 17 Crosswalk Repainting to Impact Traffic

Facilities will repaint crosswalks, affecting all areas across the Lab except for Smoot Road and lower McMillan Road. During painting of each crosswalk, traffic in the immediate area will be reduced to one lane, with flaggers directing traffic. Follow flagger instructions to ensure safety.

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