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Lawrence Road Closure Wednesday Through Friday

The planned closure will extend from N Road just south of Building 15 to the Segre Road intersection. N Road will convert to two-way traffic with traffic controls from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Downhill Lawrence Road traffic will reopen at 4 p.m. each day, with uphill traffic detoured to N Road. Contact Brian Taylor (ext. 7809) with questions. A map of the road closure is available here.

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Road Work to Impact Traffic Over Upcoming Weekends

Lab-wide road restriping will occur on the weekends of August 19 to 20, 26 to 27, and Sept. 9 to 10. Roads subject to painting will be temporarily reduced to one lane, with flaggers and detours in place to direct traffic. Follow flagger instructions when lane reductions are in effect. Contact Connie Lin (x6685) with questions.

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Centennial Drive Restricted to One Lane on August 17

On Thursday, August 17, Centennial Drive will be restricted to one lane near the Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area for up to two hours in the early afternoon. Maintenance work is being performed on the north side of the road. Traffic will be directed by flaggers, who will allow both directions of traffic to alternate in a shared lane. Anticipate short delays.

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Truck Traffic to Increase Due to IGB Work; Will Continue for Next Year

Thursday, August 17, will be especially heavy due to cement deliveries for the IGB project. Drivers must reduce their speed to 15 mph in affected areas. Staff are not allowed in construction areas without approval. Every effort is being made to minimize adverse impacts to pedestrians and drivers during periods of significant construction. Contact Jack Heffernan (x5993) for more information.

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August 15 Town Hall on Old Town Construction Project and Impacts

A town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building 33-106 to discuss various projects in Old Town and associated impacts. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here>

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Possible Commute Impact Due to August 14 Cal Move-In Day

Roughly 5,500 to 6,000 incoming undergraduates and their families will be making their way through the streets of Berkeley to their residence halls (to check in, unload belongings, and visit the campus) on Monday, August 14. More>

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Construction to Impact Portion of Glaser Road Starting August 11

Starting Friday, August 11, traffic on Glaser Road from Buildings 77 to 79 will be intermittently impacted for the next two weeks due to storm drain replacement. A few parking spots may also be affected. Flaggers will direct traffic as necessary. Contact Dan Galvez (ext. 6213) with questions. A map of all current and planned Facilities projects is available here.

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Old Town Construction to Impact Parking, Traffic Starting Mid-August

Parking in Lot N3 will be intermittently reduced from mid-August into the winter to accommodate truck traffic. The roadway and parking south of Buildings 4 and 14, including the slabs for Buildings 40 and 41, will close from mid-August into the fall. Go here to see a map of all current and planned Facilities projects. Learn more here.

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IGB Construction to Affect Traffic on Smoot Road

A section of Lawrence Road will be reduced to one lane, with two-way traffic directed by flaggers, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 31 to August 3. Also, Lawrence Road between the roundabout near the IGB construction site and the J parking lot (near intersection of McMillan Road) will be completely closed August 7 to 9, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. A detour will be routed around Building 90. Maps>

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Reminder on Bike Safety Policy – Helmets Required

If you ride your bike to work, remember to wear a bike helmet. According to the Lab’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety policy, cyclists must wear a protective helmet when riding their bikes anywhere on Lab property. Go here for more information about bike safety at the Lab. The Lab also asks that motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians as well as bicyclists remember to share the road.

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