On Saturday, the Environmental Energy Technologies Division’s Heat Island Group and industry partner Western Colloid will be applying cool pavement coatings on two patches of the Bevatron parking lot. This installation is part of an ongoing demonstration project that seeks to showcase the range of materials and colors that can be used to coat existing asphalt concrete surfaces. As a result, the Bevatron lot will be closed to parking on Saturday and Sunday, reopening on Monday, March 18. More>
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A small earth slide has developed on the hill across from Building 17. Several parking spots on McMillan Road have been taped off in case the situation escalates with the coming rains today and tomorrow. Engineers are assessing the slide and will cover it with tarps to prevent further spreading. Submit a Safety Concern or call x5514 if you spot any possible earth slides.
To accommodate construction on the Computational Research and Theory building, the contractor staging area in the Bevatron ot (B51) will be expanded this week, reducing several parking spots. To mitigate the impacts, Lot I (above and south of the Bevatron lot), will be available for employee parking. The expanded staging area will be required until July 2013. Employees are encouraged to use alternate transportation methods to reduce parking demand at the Lab during this time. For more information, contact Henry Martinez (x6259), Tim Kemper (x6917), or Matt Vail (x2849).
Starting Thursday, only staff working in Building 88 will be able to park in the adjacent E lot. The CRT project will be placing some tanks in the parking lot to control storm water, which will reduce parking by eight spaces through the winter. Non-Building 88 employees are encouraged to park in the Bevatron lot, where previously blocked parking spots have recently been restored.
The Lab will host an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13, which will bring thousands of community members to the hill to learn more about our research. To prepare for the event, the south end of the Bevatron parking lot will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 11. The entire lot will be closed on Friday, Oct. 12. Drivers who normally use this lot are encouraged to use the pit parking lot, or take the Lab shuttle bus from downtown. Send e-mail here if you are interested in volunteering.
Work begins on the SERC site starting tomorrow and will affect parking in the Old Town area, particularly in the N3 lot, and near the former site of Building 52. Other changes include the relocation of the Building 27 bus stop to McMillan Road, new right turn onto McMillan Road near the intersection with Segre Road, a stop sign added to this intersection, and the closure of eastbound McMillan Road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for approximately two weeks (flaggers will direct traffic). Go here to view a map of the area. For more information, contact Jules Feher (x4178) or Matt Vail (x2849).
To accommodate the start of construction of the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), the Building 27 bus stop will be relocated to McMillan Road, the intersection of Segre and McMillan Roads will be revised to allow right-hand turns onto McMillan, and a stop sign will be added to this intersection. Go here to view a map marking the affected areas. The changes will take affect on August 27, which is also the day a town hall meeting on the project will be held — at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. For more information, contact Jules Feher (x4178) or Matt Vail (x2849).
A boiler installation project at Building 67A will begin on Monday, continuing through mid-September. The work will affect the lane between Buildings 67A and 62. It will be limited to one-way traffic, with no access into and from Building 62. Parking in the area will be restricted. Employees exiting Building 67A are asked to use the main entrance. Contact Brian Taylor for more information (x7809).
You may have noticed brightly colored squares in the Bevatron parking lot. EETD’s Heat Island Group, in partnership with the Facilities Division, has launched an exhibit of “cool” pavement technologies with four solar-reflective coatings donated by Emerald Cities Cool Pavement. This showcase of Berkeley Lab’s cool pavement research is part of a cooperative effort with the State of California to advance the use of cool pavements, including an upcoming pilot project at school playgrounds. To learn more about cool pavements, visit the Heat Island Group website.
Parking Lot I, located adjacent to and just uphill of the newly paved parking lot at the former Bevatron, area is closed for repairs. The stairway to the lower parking remains open. During this time, cross only at marked pedestrian crossings. For more information, contact Ted Mankowski (x2012).