Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab’s Nobel Laureate Perks Featured in Wall Street Journal

Berkeley Lab has a unique honorific for Nobel prize winners, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Lab “has for decades named streets for its winners. The hilly 202-acre facility is dotted with signs for a dozen such stars, including Alvarez Road, Lee Road, McMillan Road, Perlmutter Road and Segrè Road.” Article access requires a subscription, or search via Facebook.

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New Shuttle Schedules Start Monday

A new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle starts Monday, Sept. 24. There will also be an additional shuttle added to the Blue route to ease overcrowding. The Rockridge BART route will run shuttles every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will now be timed closer to the BART schedule. More>

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Construction on Glaser Road

Contractors will be replacing a utility valve on Glaser Road at the east end of Buildings 77 and 77A through Sunday, Sept. 30. (The work began Wednesday, Sept. 19). The lane will remain open during construction; please watch your speed through the area.

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Storm Drain Piping Inspection Starting Sunday Night

Inspection of the Lab’s storm drain piping near Buildings 77, 77A, 31, and 48 — between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, to Thursday, Sept. 20 — will require intermittent traffic control. Use caution in these areas. For more information, contact Dan Galvez (x6213).

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This Is What It Looks Like, When Doves Nest

Kelly Owen and Keri Troutman of Strategic Communications quietly snapped this shot of a dove (named “Prince”) and its baby nesting above the doors to Building 65.

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Crosswalk Painting to Affect Weekend Traffic Through September

Starting Sept. 8, and every Saturday throughout the month, crosswalks around the Lab will be repainted to enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety. Traffic on those days may be temporarily impacted. Watch for cones and signs directing traffic, and follow flagger’s instructions. Contact Tipasa Samatua (x5611) for more information.

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Storm Drain Piping Inspection Starting Sunday Night

Inspection of the Lab’s storm drain piping near buildings 31, 69, and 77 and the Grizzly Gate will begin Sunday night, Aug. 26, and continue through the week until Thursday, Aug. 30. During that time, work will begin at 10 p.m. each night and be completed by 6 a.m. Intermittent traffic control will be in place. Use caution in the area of work. For more information, contact Dan Galvez at ext. 6213.

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Shuttle Bus Orange Route Delays This Monday

The delays are due to construction closing one lane of Bancroft Way between Piedmont Avenue and College Avenue on Monday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Walkway Between Buildings 50 and 70 Closed Starting June 22

Portions of the walkway between buildings 50 and 70 will be closed for two weeks starting June 22 while the walkway stairs are replaced. Pedestrians should use clearly marked alternate routes (see attached map). Contact Tipasa Samatua (ext. 5611) for more information.

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Deadlines for FY18 End-of-Year Furniture Orders

To receive furniture orders by Sept. 28, be sure to follow these deadlines: requests for design assistance, July 2; ordering furniture that requires design assistance, July 20; ordering furniture from eBuy Ready-to-Order, August 3. Contact Keith Scholz for design assistance. A 5 percent increase for Allsteel furniture goes into effect on July 1. Order prior to that date to avoid cost increases.

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