Today at Berkeley Lab

Walkway Between Pit Parking Lot and Building 88 Closed Indefinitely

Fallen trees and erosion from recent rains have undermined the integrity of the walkway, rendering it unsafe for use. Facilities is evaluating options to address the condition.

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Lawrence Road Closure Through Feb. 22

The planned closure will extend from N Road just south of Building 15 to the Segre Road intersection. N Rd will convert to two-way traffic with traffic controls from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day, reverting at 7:30 p.m. to one-way traffic that will dead end at the Segre Road intersection. Contact Brian Taylor (x7809) with questions. Map>

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Pit Parking Lot (Lot D) Closed on Feb. 18

The Pit lot and Blackberry Canyon Road, which leads to the lot, will to be closed until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Map>

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Status of Soil Staging at Blackberry Pit (Parking Lot D)

Soil from the IGB construction site staged in the Pit is being profiled for anticipated mid-February removal. The Pit was chosen for soil staging for numerous reasons, including safety to workers, civil and environmental considerations, and impacts to the Lab community and IGB construction. Staff will be informed when soil movement creates parking and traffic impacts.

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Parking, Traffic and Construction Update

Due to IGB construction, most Bevatron lot spaces have permanently closed. Old Town Demolition will impact Lot N1 and Segre Road through January, and ALS cooling tower replacement will intermittently affect nearby traffic and parking. View map for underutilized parking areas. Visit the commute website for more on alternative transportation. More>

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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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