Weather permitting, on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 p.m.,
the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close the left turn lane
for northbound traffic on Rockville Pike (MD 355) attempting to enter West
Cedar Lane. This closure is part of a new traffic pattern that shifts lanes to
the west side of Rockville Pike and coincides with construction to create a new
underground culvert beneath the roadway. This temporary, but long term, left
lane restriction will be in place through the remainder of the construction
project, scheduled for completion in late 2016. Patient/Patient Visitor Guidance for Clinical Center
Staff: Clinical Center staff, please use the following guidance
to redirect patients and patient visitors driving to the NIH Campus from the
Bethesda and Washington, DC areas: 1. Proceed on Rockville Pike (MD 355) North.2. Turn left at Battery Lane.3. Turn right on Old Georgetown Road.4. Turn right on West Cedar Lane.5. Turn right on West Drive – arriving at the West Drive
Patient Entrance. Rockledge Shuttle: This closure will affect the Rockledge Shuttle. The
shuttle will not be able to drop off passengers at the following "flag stops"
on West Cedar Lane during construction –
Cedar Way, Cedar Crest and Locust Drive. The return trip to the NIH campus
(eastbound on West Cedar Lane) will not be impacted and the shuttle will
continue to stop at the "flag stops" at West Drive and Garden Lane. For more information about this closure and the ongoing
intersection improvements, visit the Maryland State Highway Administration news
release at: http://roads.maryland.gov/pages/release.aspx?newsId=2134.
For additional resources to help with your commuting
choices, visit the NIH traffic website at: http://www.traffic.nih.gov/.