Today at Berkeley Lab

Alvarez Road Closed May 14 and 15

Road drilling operations require closing the intersection at Alvarez Road & Blackberry Canyon Road to vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vehicles may access Building 90 via Chamberlain Road, which will be controlled by flagging personnel. Drivers are also reminded to stop at traffic light near Building 55. For questions, contact Don Beaton (x7109) or Dave Dovichi (x2958).

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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. This photo was taken at the Lab by John Chernowski of the Facilities Division.

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Pit Parking Lot, and Access Road to Lot, Closed Starting May 9

The closures are required for construction to reinforce the retaining wall along Blackberry Canyon Road, which leads to the D (Pit) parking lot. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Alvarez Road between Buildings 55 and 90 until July. Parking alternatives will be provided, with additional details to follow. Contact Dave Dovichi (x2958) for more information.

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Traffic Interruption Near Buildings 6 and 15 on April 11

The roadway between Buildings 34 and 15 will be open to two-way traffic from 7 a.m. to noon on April 11. There will be no parking in this area during this time. The roadway between Buildings 43 and 6 will be closed during this time.

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Traffic Restricted on McMillan Road on April 7

One-lane, two-way traffic controls will be in place on McMillan Road between Buildings 71B and 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Use caution when traversing walkways in this area and behind Buildings 17, 27 and 53.

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One-Lane Traffic on Gayley Road April 1 to 29

To accommodate the installation of new gas lines, Gayley Road between Stadium Rim Way and Hearst Ave. will be reduced to one lane, with traffic controlled by flaggers. Staff who normally commute along Gayley Road should consider using Centennial Drive to access the Lab via Strawberry Gate.

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Hydrant Testing Could Cause Delays Near Bevatron Circle on March 3

To accommodate hydrant flow testing near the circle at intersection of Chu, Smoot, and Alvarez Roads, vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic may be delayed. The work is scheduled to occur between 1 and 1:30 p.m.

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Roadway to ‘Pit’ Parking Lot Closed on Feb. 13

The road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow work at the Alvarez Road intersection across from Building 55. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Alvarez Road. Use caution in this area. Contact Don Beaton (x7109) for more information.

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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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