Due to the ongoing wildfire risk in the county, the Mesa Lab buildings, parking lot, and mesa road will close to the public on July 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Employees requiring access to the Mesa Lab for work needs will be allowed up the road after 4:00 p.m. with their UCAR identification. However, viewing fireworks (even by employees) will not be permitted in the parking lot this year.
Security will have increased patrols during the day and will post an officer at the bottom of the NCAR road starting at noon to make sure everyone is aware of the 4:00 p.m. closure.
Starting July 2, there will be signage at the bottom of the NCAR road announcing the July 4 closure. The road will re-open for normal use on Friday, July 5, at 6:00 a.m.
Thank you for understanding the need for these measures.
Director, Safety and Site Services