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MLP-6 Traffic Flow to Reverse Beginning October 31

Posted on 10/326/2022

​Until renovations to the MLP-6 parking garage are complete, the current one-way traffic pattern will switch directions starting Monday, October 31 to improve afternoon/evening traffic flow exiting the garage. ​

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​Lincoln Drive at Old Georgetown Road Opening Delayed to October 24

Posted on 09/30​/2022

​As a part of the ongoing expansion and upgrade of the Lincoln Drive and Old Georgetown Road entrance/exit, beginning on Wednesday, August 17, the pedestrian gate will be closed through September 9, 2022 for construction.  Once complete, the pedestrian gate, along with the improved Lincoln Drive vehicle entrance, are scheduled to reopen on Monday, September 12. 

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​Lincoln Drive Entrance to​ Reopen September 12; Pedestrian Gate Temporarily Closed Beginning August 17

Posted on 08/16​/2022

​Due to permitting issues, supply chain material availability and otehr unexpected construction delays, the expansion, upgrade and repopening of the Lincoln Drive at Old Georgetown Road vehicle and pedestrian entrance/exit has been delayed until Monday October 24.  Once complete, the hours of operation will be 6am-7pm, Monday-Friady for inbound and outbound traffic.

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​Reminder: North Drive Only Open for ​Outbound Traffic on Weekday Afternoons/Evenings ​

Posted on 06/02/2022

​As a reminder, North Drive is now open for exiting on weekdays from 3pm – 7pm. It is NOT open for exiting at any other time. The inbound traffic hours of operation remain weekdays from 6am – 10am. The NIH Police are witnessing some staff vehicles attempting to exit during these morning hours causing a safety issue.​

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​Gateway Vehicle Inspection Resumes Normal Operations Beginning May 23​ ​

Posted on 05/16/2022

The NIH Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station for visitors (Building 66A), resumes normal operations beginning Monday, May 23. The hours of operation will be 6am – 10pm, Monday – Friday. Visitors in vehicles should enter the campus from NIH Gateway Drive, just south of South Drive and the Medical Center Metro Station. The Gateway Center for Pedestrians (Building 66) is already available for visitor pedestrian entry following the same weekday hours of operation.  

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Temporary Access Change: Lincoln Drive Reopens; South Drive Closes for Week of May 9 - 13

Posted on 05/05/2022

Due to the need to again assemble a crane on South Drive near Buildings 37 and 40, the Lincoln Drive/Old Georgetown Road entrance/exit will reopen for normal hours of operation (6am – 7pm, Monday - Friday) during the week of May 9 - 13. During this same period, South Drive from Old Georgetown to Convent Drive will be closed. This will allow the NIH to maintain two open entrances/exits on weekdays during this period of significant construction on the western side of the Bethesda campus. The crane work on South Drive is part of the construction of the new MLP-14 patient parking garage and utility vault. 

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North Drive Open for Outbound Traffic on Weekday Afternoons/Evenings Starting April 11

Posted on 04/07/2022

Beginning Monday, April 11, North Drive (near the MLP-10 Parking Garage, behind Buildings 31 and 33) will open for outbound traffic only from 3pm – 7pm on weekdays. The exit is right turn only, southbound on Rockville Pike. The inbound traffic hours of operation remain weekdays, 6am – 10am. ​

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Lincoln Drive Expansion to Close Entrance/Exit Starting March 14

Posted on 03/07/2022

Beginning March 14 and continuing through June 2022, the Lincoln Drive entrance/exit at Old Georgetown Road will be closed for major construction to widen and improve the intersection. Once complete, Lincoln Drive will have two lanes of incoming and exiting traffic, improved pedestrian safety, and other safety, security and egress enhancements to expedite traffic flow in both directions. The closure of Center Drive at Old Georgetown Road will not occur until Lincoln Drive is re-opened.

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Lot 4A Visitor Parking Converts to Temporary Clinical Center Valet Parking

Posted on 02/22/2022

​​​Beginning today, Tuesday, February 22, Lot 4A (across from Building 31) will convert to valet parking for Building 10 patients and patient visitors only. This change is in effect until the new wing of the hospital (Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine) is complete in 2028.

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MLP-9 and ACRF P-2/P-3 Parking Garage Reserved for Building 10 Staff Only

Posted on 02/16/2022

Beginning on Tuesday, February 22, the MLP-9 and ACRF P-2/P-3 parking garages will be available to Building 10 occupants only. Parking in either of those locations will require a special "Building 10" sticker on the NIH parking permit. This change is taking place to offset the loss of parking for Building 10 occupants due to major construction projects, particularly to the west and north.

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New Express Shuttle to Service Lots 41 & 42 from Building 10

Posted on 02/15/2022

Beginning on Tuesday, February 22, the NIH will begin providing an Express Shuttle that services Lots 41 and 42 from the South Lobby of Building 10. The new Express Shuttle is part of the NIH "Building for All" campaign, a joint effort between the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Office of Research Facilities (ORF) to implement mitigation strategies to address traffic and parking issues associated with major construction projects on the northwest portion of campus, beginning in early to mid-2022.

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