Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Power Outage Scheduled for Sept. 16

Normal power will be cut to the following areas, on Saturday, September 16, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Buildings 51F, 55, 55A, 55B, 56, 56A, 60, 63, 64
Building 71 complex (including all 71 trailers), Building 90 complex, Windows Lab, and IGB construction site and Trailer 91X. More>

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Excessive Heat Impacts Laboratory

The Facilities Division appreciates the Lab community’s patience while it works cooperatively with its science partners to address issues stemming from the recent record-breaking heat wave. If you are aware of facility-related problems, contact the Work Request Center at workrequest.lbl.gov or call 486-6274.

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Lawrence Road Closure Wednesday Through Friday

The planned closure will extend from N Road just south of Building 15 to the Segre Road intersection. N Road will convert to two-way traffic with traffic controls from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Downhill Lawrence Road traffic will reopen at 4 p.m. each day, with uphill traffic detoured to N Road. Contact Brian Taylor (ext. 7809) with questions. A map of the road closure is available here.

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Pit Parking Lot Closed Next Few Weekends

Beginning at 6 p.m. this Friday (Sept. 1) through 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 4), the Pit (Parking Lot D) will be closed for off-hauling stockpiled soil from the Integrative Genomics Building construction project. A similar closure schedule will apply for the remaining September weekends, an optimal time to reduce impacts to the Lab community. Contact John Braithwaite (ext. 4998) with questions.

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Building 50 Auditorium, ADA Parking Space Improvement Project

Traffic and parking around Building 50, 70 and 70A will be impacted starting next week for ADA parking improvements. The existing ADA parking space and the Site Access parking spaces near Building 50 will be temporarily relocated to the Building 70 parking area. Intermittent traffic control will be in place and flaggers will direct vehicles and pedestrians. Use caution in this area.

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Road Work to Impact Traffic Over Upcoming Weekends

Lab-wide road restriping will occur on the weekends of August 19 to 20, 26 to 27, and Sept. 9 to 10. Roads subject to painting will be temporarily reduced to one lane, with flaggers and detours in place to direct traffic. Follow flagger instructions when lane reductions are in effect. Contact Connie Lin (x6685) with questions.

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Power Outage Scheduled for August 19 to 20; IT Systems Affected

Normal power will be cut to the following areas, from Saturday, August 19, at 5 a.m. to Sunday, August 20, at 10 p.m.: Building 50 complex, Building 65 complex, Buildings 54, 70, 70A, 88, and Blackberry Gate. Access to these buildings is not permitted during the outage. Enterprise business applications, HPC systems, and other systems will be offline during the outage. More>

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Truck Traffic to Increase Due to IGB Work; Will Continue for Next Year

Thursday, August 17, will be especially heavy due to cement deliveries for the IGB project. Drivers must reduce their speed to 15 mph in affected areas. Staff are not allowed in construction areas without approval. Every effort is being made to minimize adverse impacts to pedestrians and drivers during periods of significant construction. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) for more information.

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August 15 Town Hall on Old Town Construction Project and Impacts

A town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building 33-106 to discuss various projects in Old Town and associated impacts. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here>

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