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Crane Work at Rockledge I and II to Impact Traffic, Building Entrances and Shuttle Stop

Starting Tuesday, January 14 and continuing through March 1, 2020, the Rockledge I and II buildings (at 6705 and 6701 Rockledge Drive, respectively) will experience pedestrian and vehicular traffic, building entry, and shuttle impacts due to crane work taking place. A crane will be assembled in the middle of circle drive in order to replace cooling units on the building roofs.

Please refer to the map detailing the construction area for further details of the impact: https://go.usa.gov/xdqyK.

Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Impacts:

While the crane is assembled, the western portion of the circle drive and the service road to the upper deck of Rockledge I will always be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM on weekdays and all day during the weekends, both of the building front entrances and the remaining portion of the circle drive and the service road connecting the upper parking deck of Rockledge II will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Building Entry Impacts:

While the crane is performing lifts to the roof there can be no occupants in the building. The lift times will occur between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM during the week and throughout the weekend. The dates associated with the crane assembly are from January 14 through March 1, 2020 (7 weeks).

Shuttle Impact:

Since the Rockledge shuttle cannot make a continuous path through the circle drive, the drop off/pick up location will be temporarily relocated to the Ride-On bus stop shelter in front of Rockledge 1 on Rockledge Drive. Please note: direct pedestrian access to Rockledge I will be hindered by the crane assembly, so tenants and visitors will have to enter the circle drive closer to Rockledge II or enter through the covered parking area and walk up the stairs to the rear entrance. The covered parking entrance is not intended for pedestrian traffic, so a great deal of caution should be used by those using this path. Those that typically drive through this area should also plan to slow down and be alert for potential pedestrians.

If you have any construction related questions, please contact RockledgeConstruction@mail.nih.gov. For shuttle specific questions, please contact Louise Davis at davislou@mail.nih.gov.

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