Today at Berkeley Lab

Centennial Drive Reduced to One Lane Starting Friday

Road repairs will take place just uphill of the UC Botanical Garden parking lot and the Lab’s Strawberry Gate. Traffic will be directed by flaggers, who will allow both directions of traffic to alternate in a shared lane. Expect delays. Construction and the lane closure are expected to continue through Friday Jan. 27. The work schedule and progress may be affected by wet weather. 

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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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Fire Water Line Improvements to Impact Smoot Road Traffic

Beginning this week and through mid-January, Smoot Road near the IGB construction site will be intermittently reduced to one lane, with flaggers controlling two-way traffic. Trench plates will also be placed over the affected roadway during this period. Use caution in this area.

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Parking, Traffic and Construction Update

As construction of the Integrative Genomics Building commences, most spaces in the Bevatron lot will permanently close. The Old Town Demolition will impact Lot N1 and Segre Road through January. This map shows parking areas that typically are not fully occupied. The commute website offers information on alternative transportation. More>

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Construction on Hearst Ave. to Begin Soon

The City of Berkeley announced that construction will begin next week to make Hearst Ave. safer and easier to use for the corridor’s full mix of travelers: pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders and motorists. Designing a street that balances between all modes of travel increases safety, and more easily allows people to move to and from campus. More>

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Campus Construction on Gayley Road to Impact Traffic Nov. 16

Gayley Road, near the intersection with Stadium Rim Way, will be reduced to one lane, with two-way traffic directed by flaggers from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays and consider alternate routes.

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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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Parking & Construction Update: More Bevatron Parking Spots Are Going Away

Ongoing construction activities will continue to affect parking and traffic at the Lab. As construction of the Integrative Genomics Building begins in the next few weeks, only a few dozen parking spaces in the Bevatron lot will remain open. This map shows other parking areas that typically are not fully occupied. The commute website offers information on alternative transportation. More>

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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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