PIP-II Project groundbreaking on Friday, March 15

Fermilab will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, March 15, for the lab’s new PIP-II accelerator. PIP-II is a key project to support the future vision of the U.S. high-energy physics program and solidifies Fermilab as a world-leading destination for neutrino research.

Following are details of the day’s activities, including parking restrictions that are in effect.

Friday, March 15 program of events

All Fermilab employees and users are invited to participate in the morning’s events:

10 a.m. The program will begin in a tent in the Wilson Hall east parking lot with remarks from elected officials, and Fermilab and PIP-II Project leaders

10 a.m. Employees and users can watch a live stream of the remarks and ceremony in Ramsey Auditorium

10:45 a.m. Groundbreaking shovel ceremony in the Wilson Hall east parking lot

11 a.m. Group photo with employees, users and invited guests in the Wilson Hall east parking lot

11:30 a.m. Reception with refreshments for employees, users and invited guests will be held in the Wilson Hall atrium

VIP guests 

This event marks an important milestone for Fermilab. We expect more than 100 invited guests to attend the ceremony.

Wilson Hall-area parking restrictions began to take effect on Mon., March 11, and considerable sections of lots are closed Wed., March 13 through Fri., March 15. Below is detailed information on parking and additional shuttle buses, which will help to make remote parking more convenient for those who need to get to and from Wilson Hall. Anyone travelling to and from the lab, particularly on Fri., March 15, should allow extra time in the morning due to event-related activity.