Today at Berkeley Lab

New School Year Starts this Week; Watch for Students and Traffic

UC Berkeley students come back to campus this week. With an influx of people and new students, be sure to pay attention when driving or riding your bike around town, especially this week. More>

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Aug. 22-23 Installation of Bicycle Shared-Lane Markings

The lane markings will enhance the safe sharing of roads between motorists and cyclists. These “sharrow” markings and associated signs will be added to downhill lanes. Impacted roads will have traffic controls this weekend. A second phase to this project will occur in October. 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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Facilities Work Affects Parking, Traffic on June 27

McMillan Road between Building 26 and Segre Road will be closed, with detour instructions in place. Also, the H2 parking lot (between Buildings 70 and 70A) will be closed. Go here to view a Lab map.

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Expect Delays on Chu Road June 22-26

The CRT project will begin furniture delivery on Monday, June 22 and continuing through the week. Access for delivery trucks will require intermittent traffic delays on Chu Road between Blackberry Gate and Perlmutter Road. Those traversing this area should use caution and obey all traffic controls.

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UC Berkeley Commencement Season Begins on May 15

Those who commute to and from work around the campus should be aware of additional car and pedestrian traffic created by the various department ceremonies, which continue through May 24. The main commencement event takes place on Saturday, May 16, in Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m. More>

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Facilities Work to Affect ALS Parking, Access, Pedestrians

Starting on May 4, a water replacement project will require the closure of the parking lot near the main entrance of the Advanced Light Source (Bldg. 6), the stairs from Sally’s Alley to building, and pedestrian traffic in the area will be impacted. Motorists and those on foot should use caution in these areas. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 18.

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Drivers Should Watch Out for Newborn Fawns

Spring is birthing season for a variety of local wildlife, including deer. While these little ones are adorable, their precarious circumstance is an important reminder for those driving around the Lab to be aware and use caution. Also, do not attempt to get close to or feed deer or other wild animals.

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Road Closure and Shuttle Rerouting on Monday, April 27

The Environmental Restoration Program is planning to conduct drilling operations at several monitoring wells within lab roadways on Monday, April 27. From 9:30 to approximately 11:30 a.m., work will be conducted in the outgoing lane in front of the Grizzly Gate guard station. During this time, the lab shuttle will not be servicing stop 69 in front of Building 75B. More>

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Cyclists Should Assess Safety During Chu Road Narrowing

While it is true that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, bicycles are at a disadvantage in this situation. Bicyclists should assess the hazards and determine the safest option for themselves when navigating this stretch of road. More>

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