The bicycle path on the northeast side of the reflecting pond in front of Wilson Hall will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for water line work. Bicyclists are asked to ride in the road for this 500-foot stretch while crews replace inoperable water valves and add additional ones to the pipe line near the accelerator berm. This will not affect parking by the reflecting pond.
The work is part of a site-wide program to improve water lines used for fire protection and to cool equipment in experimental areas. This will help limit the number of future pipe ruptures and reduce the size of work areas that are affected when repair work is needed by creating smaller water shut-off zones.