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31B Vehicle Inspections
This new additional vehicle screening location behind Building 31 will help expedite access to the ACRF P-3 garage by moving vehicle inspections away from the parking garage entrance.
 
Start: August 2022
End: N/A
 

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Lot 4A to Valet
Lot 4A will be converted to valet parking for hospital patients and visitors. While this change happens, visitor parking will be available at a new Lot 18 (south side of campus) or MLP-11.
 
Start: February 2022
End: Summer 2028
 
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ACRF Parking Changes: P-1 Entrance Closure
P-1 entrance to ACRF parking garage closed due to Convent Drive closure. Patients, visitors and employees will need to enter through the P-3 entrance off Memorial Drive.
 
Start: February 22, 2022
End: Summer 2028
 
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ACRF Parking Changes: P-1, P-2, P-3
Parking changes to include removal of stack parking. Stack parking to be added at Lot 10-H and MLP-9; ACRF Parking Garage for Building 10 Occupants Only
 
Start: February 22, 2022
End: Summer 2028
 
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MLP-9 to Building 10 Staff Only
MLP-9 is now available only to employees who work in Building 10. Special parking hanger required. Alternate parking is available in MLP-6, MLP-8 and Lot 10-H and other employee lots.
 
Start: February 22, 2022
End: Permanent
 
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Lot 10-H Stack Parking
Lot 10-H will add stack parking in increase occupancy; transition likely to happen in March 2022.
 
Start: March 2022
End: Permanent
 
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Lot 18 Visitor Parking
Lot 18 is a new lot on the south side of campus opening in summer 2022 to offset the loss of visitor parking in Lot 4A.
 
Start: July 2022
End: 2028
 
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Building 10 South to Lot 42 Express Shuttle
Express Shuttle runs mornings (6:30am – 9:30 am) and afternoons (4:30pm – 7:30pm) providing transport between Building 10 South Entrance and the Lot 42 Employee Parking lot.
 
Start: February 2022
End: N/A
 
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North Drive – Exit (Right Turn Only)
Slated to open to exiting traffic (right turn only). Date is still to be determined. North Drive is currently entrance only on weekday mornings.
 
Start: February 2022
End: Permanent
 
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East Drive
Open to two-way traffic. This is a permanent change.
 
Status: Completed
 
 
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Center Drive/Convent Drive (Partial) Closur
The closure of a portion of Center Drive and Convent Drive is necessary to enable SRLM construction. Alternate access to buildings along the closed road will be provided.
 
Closure: February 22, 2022
Reopen: Summer 2028
 
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Temporary Road – South Drive to Building 60/Convent
With a portion of South Drive closed, this temporary roadway will allow access to Buildings 60 (Cloisters), 61 (Convent) and 65 (Safra Lodge).
 
Start: March 2022
End: Summer 2028
 
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Lincoln Drive – Double Entrance Capacity
A second gate arm installed at the Lincoln Drive entrance will double the gate’s capacity for vehicles to enter campus. The guard booth and exit lanes will be repositioned to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road.
 
Start: March 2022
End: Permanent
 
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Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine (SRLM) addition to Clinical Center
11-story addition of a Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine (SRLM) wing to the NW side of Building 10.
 
Start: Winter 2021
End: Summer 2028
 
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MLP-14 (Patient Parking Garage)
Multi-level parking garage to accommodate patients, guests and hospital staff. MLP-14 will also contain a utility vault supporting vital power supply and other components for Building 10.
 
Start: January 2021
End:
Winter 2024 – South Drive Entrance
Summer 2028 – Center Drive Entrance
 
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Construction of Building 40A
5-story, 65,000 sq. ft. addition to the Vaccine Research Center (VRC).
 
Start: October 2021
End: Winter 2024
 

 

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If you live or work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, you know traffic is a part of daily life. Upcoming and ongoing road and transit improvement projects near the Bethesda campus will be particularly impactful to the NIH community. This website provides information on construction projects, including timelines, expected impact, and a description of the improvements you can expect. The map above summarizes each of the major projects.

The NIH also has a number of resources to ease the effects of traffic on your daily commute, and this website serves as a one-stop shop to link you to them. From work schedule flexibilities that enable you to adapt your work hours and even work location; to tools that help you plan the best route to work; to commuting alternatives, including van pool, public transit, or biking this website connects you to opportunities to improve your commute. Please explore your options and visit the Contact Us page if you have any questions.

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