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Updated Facility Area Manager Assignments

The Lab’s Facility Management service model was created to address the infrastructure needs of researchers. Facility Area Managers (FAM) are responsible for managing customer needs and coordinating maintenance of systems and equipment. Based on experience and feedback, FAM assignments have been updated. Contact your FAM with any facility-related issues.

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Pit Parking Lot Closed Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Pit (Parking Lot D) will close for construction demobilization and clean-up in preparation for the rainy season. The lot will reopen for parking on Thursday, Nov. 2. Contact John Braithwaite (x4998) for more information.

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Road Through Parking Lot N Reduced to One Lane Starting Oct. 16

To accommodate Old Town demolition activities, the roadway through parking lot N will be reduced to one-way, uphill-traffic only from Segre to R Roads. The work begins Monday, Oct. 16, and will continue through the end of the calendar year. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) for more information. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here.

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Increase in Truck Traffic for IGB Construction on Oct. 9

To accommodate the pouring of concrete for the Integrative Genomics Building, truck traffic through the Lab to the site will increase on Monday, Oct. 9, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to traffic. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) with questions. Go here for a map of all current and planned Facilities projects.

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New Bike Racks, Repair Station Installed Near Bldg. 65 Bus Stop

The area can now accommodate over 45 bicycles, doubling the prior capacity. A new bike safety and repair station (at left) has been installed as well, allowing minor bike repairs for safer rides. The racks were installed as part of the Lab’s continuing commitment to clean and sustainable commute options, and to address demand for more bike parking near the Bldg. 65 shuttle stop.

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Old Town Demolition to Impact Parking Through Winter

Additional Old Town area activities starting this week will expand the project’s fence boundary slightly and eliminate approximately six parking spaces. Parking in Lot N3 will also be intermittently reduced to accommodate truck traffic. Contact Bob Cronin (ext. 2849) with questions. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here.

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A Life of Ups and Downs Before Landing at Berkeley Lab

For National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate their heritage and culture. Today, read about Primo Caliz of the Facilities Division, the last of three employees featured this week.

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Smoot Road Closed This Saturday for IGB Construction

From 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30, Smoot Road will be closed from the Bevatron traffic circle to the intersection of Seaborg Road and McMillan Road (in front of Building 50); traffic will be redirected to Alvarez Road and Chamberlain Road, and Chamberlain Road will convert to two-way traffic with parking closed on the road. Contact Jack Heffernan (ext. 5993) with questions.

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Lane Shift on Portion of Lawrence Road Through November

Through the end of November, traffic lanes will be shifted on Lawrence Road between Buildings 48 and 15 for upgrades to mechanical systems at the ALS and neighboring buildings. Parking and a pedestrian walkway will be closed in this area, and trucks are encouraged to use alternate routes. Map>

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Possible Protests on Campus This Afternoon and Tonight

In response to potential protests on campus today, the City of Berkeley will be closing Bancroft from College Ave. to Dana St. The north/south portions of streets between Durant and Bancroft will be closed from College Ave. to Dana St. The Lab’s Emergency Operations Center will monitor events, and employees will be notified of any adverse impacts to the Lab community.

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