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Major Delays on Sand Hill and at SLAC Gate

Next week will bring major construction-related delays to Sand Hill Road. On Monday, crews will close the left turn lane into SLAC's Main Gate; on Wednesday both inbound lanes through the Main Gate will be closed; on Thursday both outbound lanes will be closed.  More details on each of these closures follow.

Beginning around 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, construction crews will close the left turn lane into the SLAC Main Gate from southwest-bound Sand Hill Road. The closure is expected to last several hours. Anyone entering SLAC from this direction is asked to continue on Sand Hill Road until the next intersection (Monte Rosa Drive), where they should make a U-turn and enter the SLAC gate from the northeast-bound lanes.

Next Wednesday, the resurfacing of Sand Hill Road will require the closure of the inbound lanes traveling through SLAC's Main Gate. Between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., all traffic in and out of the laboratory will travel through the outbound lanes. This procedure will be reversed on Thursday to allow crews to resurface the street in front of the outbound lanes.

The City of Menlo Park expects significant backup on Sand Hill Road and through the Main Gate on these days.

Anyone entering or exiting the SLAC site is encouraged to travel through the Main Gate before 8:30 a.m. and/or after 3:30 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

SLAC Today will publish more information as it becomes available.

—SLAC Today, July 13, 2007