The Lab’s Grizzly Gate entrance will reopen July 5, allowing vehicles to both enter and exit for the first time since badging requirements were introduced during the pandemic.
Vehicles entering from Centennial Dr. will be allowed in weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Vehicles can exit from Grizzly Gate all day and every day. Pedestrians, and cyclists accessing the walk-in gate can enter and exit Grizzly Gate from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“The opening of Grizzly Gate to incoming traffic is something we’ve been working hard to re-establish,” said Blair Edwards, the Lab’s Senior Security Operations Manager in charge of Physical Security and Protective Force. “We’ve taken steps to assure people can safely and efficiently access the Lab from this entry point. Speeding down Centennial Drive and making the tight turn into the Grizzly Gate driveway remain our top concern. Please take care when using this gate.”
New signs are up that advise vehicles to slow down when approaching Grizzly Gate from inside the Lab or entering from Centennial Dr. Once drivers or riders entering from Centennial Dr. clear the gate arm they will need to proceed to the tent where a security guard will ask them to swipe their badge for entry to the Lab.
Stop signs have also been installed to regulate traffic, so please be aware and adhere to all stop signs. In addition, exiting vehicles will need to go around the bus shelter island before exiting Grizzly Gate to Centennial Dr.
For questions or concerns about the new procedures to enter and exit Grizzly Gate please contact the Site Operations Center at (510) 486-6999.