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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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Repaving and Tree Removal to Impact Lab Access Sept. 9 to 11

Beginning mid-day Sept. 9, traffic on Smoot and McMillan Roads will be reduced to one lane. Sept. 10-11, Smoot Road and lower portion of McMillan Road will be closed to traffic. Strawberry Gate will be open. Map. On Sept. 10, Lawrence Road will be closed from Bldg. 15 to 48 for tree removal. Traffic will be detoured to N1 Road below Bldg. 15 and to Segre Road by Bldg. 48. Map.

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Traffic, Parking Impact at the Lab on Sept. 12

Delivery of new cooling towers will impact parking and traffic on Monday, Sept. 12, from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. This will impact the parking in the Bevatron (B1) lot between Building 56, 51F and 63. One-lane traffic on Alvarez Road between Building 56 and 63 should also be expected.

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One-Way Traffic on McMillan Road During Storm Drain Berm Installations

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Friday, Sept. 9, Facilities will be installing berms around storm drain openings on McMillan Road. This will reduce traffic to one-lane, two-way traffic for two to three days at each location. Follow flagger directions in these areas. Map>

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Fuel Pumps Out of Service Sept. 7 and 8

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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