On June 22, 2013, a 50-foot-wide electromagnet ring departed Brookhaven National Laboratory, located near Long Island, NY, to make a sea-and-land journey to Fermilab in Batavia, Ill.
After traveling 3,200 miles down the Atlantic coast, along the Gulf coast and up a series of rivers to Lemont, Ill., it finally arrived at Lemont Port on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Late Tuesday night, it began the first of three night journeys through the Chicago suburbs. By confining the ring’s travel to between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday morning, the Muon g-2 team kept traffic disruption to a minimum.
At 4:09 a.m. on Friday, July 26, the ring arrived at the Fermilab site. Later that day, Fermilab employees, users, their families and the public celebrated the arrival of the ring as it traveled across the Fermilab site.