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Visiting NIEHS

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NIEHS Main Campus sign
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Security Measures for Visitors to NIEHS

Welcome to the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). To visit the NIEHS campus, you will need to meet these security requirements:

  • The purpose of your visit must be official.  An official visit is expected and approved by an NIEHS host. Your host is anyone working onsite with an NIEHS badge. The NIEHS host must register visitors with security prior to their visit.
  • Visitors must show a photo ID at the campus entrance. A valid photo ID may include:
    • driver’s license
    • company ID
    • government ID
    • school ID
  • Visitors may be required to consent to a search of their vehicles.

We apologize for any inconveniences these security measures may cause. We have increased the security measures for our facilities and personnel, in an effort to keep you and our NIEHS staff safe.

Directions and Parking - NIEHS Main Campus

The NIEHS is located in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, USA. The NIEHS Main Campus/Rall Building is located at 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park  . Please check in with NIEHS Security upon your arrival.

Airport (RDU) Arrivals or Driving from Raleigh or Cary using I-40 West:

  • Take Exit 280 (Davis Drive).
  • Turn left onto Davis Drive.
  • Turn right at the 2nd traffic light onto NC 54 East.
  • Continue on NC 54 East and turn left onto T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • The NIEHS main campus will be on your left.
  • Check in with campus entrance security
  • Follow the signs to "Conference & Cafeteria - Bldg 101". Building 101 is located next to Discovery Lake.
  • Sign in at the security desk inside the Building 101 Main Lobby.

From Durham on the Durham Freeway (NC Highway 147):

  • Take the Durham Freeway (NC-147) South to Research Triangle Park.
  • Take Exit 7/T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • A mile after crossing NC 54, turn left onto the NIEHS campus at 111 T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • Check in with the campus entrance security.
  • Follow the signs to "Conference & Cafeteria - Bldg 101". Building 101 is located next to Discovery Lake.
  • Sign in at the security desk inside the Building 101 Main Lobby.

From Chapel Hill using I-40 East:

  • Take Exit 278 (NC 55).
  • Turn right onto NC 55 South.
  • Turn left onto NC 54 West.
  • Continue on NC 54 West through and turn right onto T. W. Alexander Drive.
  • The NIEHS main campus will be on your left.
  • Check in with the campus entrance security.
  • Follow the signs to "Conference & Cafeteria - Bldg 101". Building 101 is located next to Discovery Lake.
  • Sign in at the security desk inside the Building 101 Main Lobby.

Parking:

  • Follow the road to the traffic circle and go around the circle (traffic flows counterclockwise in the circle). Take the 2nd exit onto Lakeview Dr.
  • Signs will direct you to visitor parking in front of the Rall Building.
  • Visitors may park for up to 2 hours in marked visitor spaces.
  • Visitor spaces are reserved for NIEHS off-site employees and visitors.
  • Visitor spaces are marked with a sign showing parking time limits.
  • Visitors can park for longer periods in employee lots, as shown on the map below.
  • Sign in at the security desk inside the Building 101 Main Lobby.

Maps to NIEHS Campus and Facilities

Download maps of the NIEHS campus and surrounding area(219KB)


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Directions and Parking - NIEHS Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is a new 14,000 square foot facility on the NIEHS Research Triangle Park, North Carolina campus. For directions and parking for the facility, please see Visiting the CRU. The CRU will accommodate outpatient research only. The CRU will offer routine patient evaluation, fluoroscopy, ultrasound imaging, basic sample collection and processing.


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Directions and Parking - Keystone Building

Keystone Building is located at 530 Davis Drive  , at the edge of Research Triangle Park (near the intersection with Hopson Road). NIEHS occupies the entire building. Please check in with NIEHS Security in the building’s main lobby upon arrival. There is parking available in the lot adjacent to Keystone.

From the NIEHS Main Campus – Rall Building:

  • Exit the NIEHS main campus through the main entrance.
  • Turn left onto T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • Turn left onto Hopson Road.
  • Go to the first intersection and turn left to stay on Hopson Road.
  • Turn right onto Davis Drive.
  • Turn immediately right into the driveway between 430 and 530 Davis Drive.
  • NIEHS occupies 530 Davis Drive on your left.

From Raleigh, Cary, or RDU Airport using I-40 West:

  • From I-40 West, take Page Road exit (282).
  • Turn right onto Page Road.
  • Page Road becomes Hopson Road.
  • Turn left onto Davis Drive.
  • Turn immediately right into the entrance drive between 430 and 530 Davis Drive.
  • NIEHS occupies 530 Davis Drive on your left.

From Durham on the Durham Freeway (NC Highway 147):

  • From the Durham Freeway (NC 147) south, take exit 5a to merge onto I-40 East.
  • After merging onto I-40, take the Davis Drive exit (280).
  • Turn left onto Davis Drive.
  • Go through the stoplights at the intersections of NC HWY 54 and Hopson Road.
  • Turn right into the driveway between 430 and 530 Davis Drive.
  • NIEHS occupies 530 Davis Drive on your left.

From Chapel Hill using I-40 East:

  • From I-40 East, take the Davis Drive exit (280)
  • Turn left onto Davis Drive.
  • Go through the stoplights at the intersections of NC HWY 54 and Hopson Road.
  • Turn right into the driveway between 430 and 530 Davis Drive.
  • NIEHS occupies 530 Davis Drive on your left.

Tobacco-Free NIEHS

NIEHS Is now Tobacco-Free.

On July 21, 2012, the NIEHS officially became tobacco-free as part of our efforts to improve the health of our employees and all who visit us. All NIEHS campus buildings, grounds and walking trails are tobacco-free. All federal staff, contractors and visitors should be aware that we are now tobacco-free. The use of tobacco products is not permitted in or on any NIEHS owned or leased facilities or property, including privately owned vehicles, while on campus.

Our goal at NIEHS is to help employees by preventing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace and promoting tobacco use cessation programs. Those who host or sponsor visitors to our campus should ensure they understand and follow the policy. Thank you for helping us keep the NIEHS campus a smoke-free and healthy environment for all who work and visit here.


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