Today at Berkeley Lab

Watch for Cyclists When Entering, Exiting the Grizzly and Strawberry Gates

Drivers are asked to be extra cautious when entering or leaving Grizzly and Strawberry Gates. Bicycles and motorcycles are often difficult to see due to their size and natural obstructions near both gates. Look in both directions to make sure the road is clear before proceeding. Extra caution and an extra second or two may save a life or prevent a serious injury.

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Equipment Removal to Affect Blackberry Gate, Adjacent Roads & Parking

Equipment from the Old Town Demo will be removed between 7 a.m. and noon on Jan. 16. During this time, Blackberry Gate, and portions of Cyclotron, Chu, Smoot and McMillan Roads may be shut down. Parking along the route will be restricted. Detours and flaggers will direct traffic. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) or Ted Mankowski (510-502-9217) for information.

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Temporary Closure of Blackberry Gate, Adjacent Roads on Jan. 9

To accommodate the removal of demolition equipment, Blackberry Gate, and portions of Cyclotron, Chu, Smoot and McMillan Roads may be shut down between 7 a.m. and noon. Parking along the route and near the ALS and Old Town (lots N1, N2, and N3) will also be restricted. Detours will be set and flaggers in place. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) for more information.

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Facilities Work May Affect Traffic, Pedestrians on Smoot and Chu Roads

Water flow testing for the IGB facility will begin at 10 a.m. on Jan. 5. This may impact pedestrian, bicyclists and autos between the Building 70 bus stop, downhill to the Building 65 bus stop. Traffic control will be in place. Interruptions should not exceed 10 minutes.

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Making Bicycling Safer at the Lab

In an effort to make our cycling employees safer, the Lab has installed its first official bike lane, as well as “sharrows” — road signage that depicts a bicycle with arrows pointing forward — that alerts motorists of locations where bicycles may share the roadway. These changes are part of an effort to improve road safety and encourage alternative commute modes. More>

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Slow Down When Visiting Children are Present

The BLAZES program brings fifth graders to the Lab to learn about science. Safety is at the forefront of these visits. Brightly colored markers at the entrances of Building 7 alert drivers that children are present. When you see these markers, drivers should slow down in that area. 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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Take Steps to Improve Driver and Pedestrian Safety

As a friendly reminder employees should obey the rules of the road on and off-site. Here is a link to a great resource that provides you with tips on what you can do as a driver and a pedestrian.

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Old Town Demolition of Building to Commence

The work is scheduled to begin in early October. Parking and pedestrian access around Building 5, 16, and 52 will continue to be restricted. There will also be an increase in truck traffic, and staging at the former Bevatron site will continue. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) or Ted Mankowski (x2012) for more information.

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Chu Road Subject to Single-Lane, Two-Way Traffic on Sept. 25

The temporary lane closure is required to accommodate the installation of curbing on Chu and Perlmutter Roads. Drivers and pedestrians are requested to use caution when traversing these areas.

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