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Friday, Oct. 21, Cal Football Game to Impact Commute, Lab Shuttles

Rim Way Road along the north and south side of Memorial Stadium will close at 4:30 p.m. Employees exiting Grizzly or Strawberry Gates must head up (north) on Centennial Drive after this time. Gayley between Hearst and Bancroft will close at 4:30 p.m. Staff exiting Blackberry Gate after this time must head west, down Hearst, or north. The Orange shuttle will stop service at 4 p.m. The Rockridge shuttle will be re-routed with slight delays.

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39th Annual Runaround on Friday, Nov. 18

The 39th annual running of this 1.86-mile-long foot race starts at the Fire House (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bikearound at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, farmers market, vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free t-shirts will be given to all finishers. Traffic, parking, and shuttle service will be impacted. More>

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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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Shuttle Bus & Van Parking Moves to Area Near Building 31

Starting Saturday May 7, the parking stalls on the first bench below (south) of Building 31 will be used for Bus Services parking. Vehicles in this area must be moved by 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. The shuttles and vans are being moved to this area to mitigate the loss of numerous parking stalls in lot B1 (Bevatron lot) due to construction activities.

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Director Launches Vehicle Access Fee Program

To help minimize the environmental impact of commuting to work and enhance the use of alternative transportation options, employees will be charged to access the Lab in a vehicle. A sliding scale based on income will be used to determine fees. The program will be phased in over the next several months, starting next month. More>

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Runaround Takes Place Friday, Oct. 16

The 38th annual running of this 1.86-miles-long foot race starts at the Fire House at noon. The Bikearound starts at 11:30 a.m. The race finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. All finishers will get a free t-shirt. A special lunch menu and music are planned. Parking and traffic will be affected. More>

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Chu Road Closed at Noon on Friday and Through Weekend

The road will be closed from Blackberry Gate to just beyond Perlmutter Road. After noon on Friday, use Strawberry Gate for 24/7 access. Pedestrians and bicycles (on foot only) can come through Blackberry Gate, and access to Building 88 will remain open. Shuttle buses will be rerouted, and cars in Building 65 lot must be moved by 2 p.m. on Friday. More>

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Shuttle Bus Involved in Traffic Accident

On the morning of July 23, a Blue Route bus was hit on Hearst Ave. by another driver that crossed over the double yellow line. The bus driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision. The bus was damaged all along its left side. The bus driver was taken to Health Services for evaluation. The two bus passengers were not injured. An investigation is under way.

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New Shuttle Bus on Display July 14-17

One of the new buses, which feature a new exterior design and wider entry for more convenient boarding, will be on display in the Building 65 parking lot. The bus wrap was designed by Public Affairs Creative Services. As part of the shuttle service contractual agreement, shuttles are replaced periodically.

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Shuttle Bus Riders Will Need to Show ID at Gates Starting May 14

Protective Services is testing a new system whereby a security officer will board uphill buses at Strawberry and Blackberry gates to check ID badges or visitor passes of all passengers. Those without proper credentials will be asked to disembark. To ensure your visitors can access the Lab, use the Visitor Pass Request System. More>

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