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​Update on the Center Drive/Rockville Pike Reduced Access from April 4 – April 20 for Construction

The NIH is currently replacing vehicle barriers at the Center Drive entrance off of Rockville Pike (MD355) that began on Monday, March 5, 2018 and is on schedule to be completed April 20, 2018.

*Important Update*

In Phase 2, Center Drive - is now - available for inbound traffic in the morning and updated to accommodate outbound traffic in the afternoon.

PHASE 2 – 4/4/18 – 4/20/18:

*6am – 2pm: Inbound Traffic Only (using inbounds lanes).

*2pm – 7pm: Outbound Traffic Only (using inbound lanes).

No commercial trucks allowed to exit from this location. Police will place cones and direct traffic during peak hours.

For an UPDATED map detailing the timeline and phases of this project including the changes to Center Drive, please visit:

Signage and cones will direct traffic entering and exiting Center Drive in advance of and during the construction. During this time, bicyclists and pedestrians should exercise caution when using the pathway in this area. Stay on the identified pathway at all times and look for any construction debris that may create a hazard (i.e. gravel, dirt, etc.).

While Center Drive is under construction, motorists are encouraged to consider using any of the other three entrances to campus located along Rockville Pike including Wilson Drive, South Drive and North Drive. Please visit the campus map for hours of operation at: For additional resources to help with your commuting choices, visit the NIH traffic website at:           

For questions regarding this message, please contact the ORS Information Line at or 301-594-6677. TTY is available at 301-435-1908. For questions regarding this construction project, please contact the Office of Research Facilities Project Officer, Lenin Andrade, at or 240-507-7438.

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