Road and walkway improvement projects will require detours on the stretch of Lawrence Road between Buildings 34 and 48 starting tomorrow and through Wednesday, Sept. 18. Pedestrian routes also will be redirected. Those traversing this area should follow instructions from flaggers and temporary signage, which will change daily as the roads are repaved and painted. Minor delays traffic delays are expected.
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Next Tuesday morning the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is set to open by 5 a.m. Motorists will encounter a new driving experience, as traffic moves from the upper and lower decks of the original bridge to the parallel, side-by-side decks of the new East Span. The new side-by-side configuration will open up panoramic views of the San Francisco bay and the East Bay hills. Motorists are urged to drive safely and keep their eyes on the road, and let their passengers enjoy the much more picturesque ride. Watch an animated preview of the drive here. Scroll down for a video of the westbound drive.
McMillan Road will be closed to both directions of vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday to accommodate crane staging for the SERC Project. The road will be closed from the corner by Building 17 up to the Medical Center (Building 26) Access Road. Pedestrian traffic and work on the Wilson Slide repair will not be affected by this closure. Flaggers will be posted at each end of the road to direct traffic away from the closure and to assist pedestrian traffic in the area. Segre Road (Sally’s Alley) can be used to access the N3 Parking Lot. Contact David Cota (510-316-5786) or Matt Vail (510-333-2109) with questions or concerns. Click here for a map.
To prepare for the opening of its new East Span, the Bay Bridge will be closed at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and it will remain closed throughout the Labor Day weekend. It is not too early to plan for this significant disruption, which is expected to tax the BART system and alternative crossings such as the San Mateo-Hayward and Richmond-San Rafael bridges. While Berkeley Lab will be closed for Labor Day, Bay Bridge commuters working Aug. 29-30 may want to buy BART tickets in advance to avoid the lines. Lab staff expecting deliveries from San Francisco, such as customers of Creative Services who need posters or quick printing, may need to change their delivery dates or arrange for courier service during the closure. If all goes well, the Bay Bridge will reopen at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Passing the Lab Shuttle on the left when it is stopped and its lights are flashing—even if there is room to squeeze between the bus and double-yellow line—is not allowed and could be very dangerous for passengers and cyclists crossing in front of the shuttle. Recent Safety Concerns have addressed this and the shuttle operator is working on new, more attention-grabbing warning labels to remind motorists of this rule.
Lawrence Road between the Cafeteria and Guest House will look a little different on Monday. Crosswalks will be removed and others created this weekend. The stop sign on the downhill portion of the road also will be moved closer to the Guest House front entrance, and a new one will be added near the walkway from Building 2 to the Cafeteria. The goal of this project is to increase safety and visibility through this high-traffic pedestrian and vehicle area. Please check out the new stop sign locations and restriped crosswalks. For more information, contact Richard DeBusk at x2976.
The Facilities Division will be removing AC units from the back of Building 90, room 2094 this Saturday. A section of Chamberlain Road between Building 81 and the northeast corner of Building 90 will be closed from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Parking impacts around Building 90 will be minimal. Please contact Tim Galvin at (510) 508-4403 if there are any questions about the road closure.
The CRT project will mobilize a very large crane in October. The crane is 240 feet tall, the equivalent of a twenty-story building. It will be on site for approximately two months to erect the steel building frame. The crane will arrive and be assembled on a Saturday/Sunday and Chu road will be closed during that weekend. More details will follow as the arrival date is confirmed. Meantime, concrete work on the foundation and mechanical level walls is nearing completion. Over 120,000 safe man-hours have been performed by the construction team. The walls will support the remaining three story computer facility with steel building erection slated for early fall. In October the construction staging area in the Bevatron parking lot will be reduced, opening up space for parking. Approximately 50 parking spaces will be returned for employee parking. The project is scheduled to be complete at the end of 2014. Questions? Please contact the project manager, Henry Martinez, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-486-6259.
The BART transit worker union gave 72 hours notice last night that they will walk off the job at midnight on Sunday. The Lab is encouraging all employees who may be impacted to begin making commuting plans or to consult with line management about permission to work from home. The Lab’s Zimride program is another option. Staff should monitor local news over the weekend for any updates on the potential strike. Refer to transit.511.org for alternative means of transportation. More>