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Visiting the CRU

Clinical Research Unit, North Carolina

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Welcome to the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit (CRU), and thank you for agreeing to participate in one of our clinical research protocols. Below you will find important information related to the CRU in regard to location, campus access and security, parking, and directions. If you have any questions or concerns related to your upcoming visit, please call the NIEHS CRU admissions desk at 919-541-9899.

Location

Location

The CRU is located on the NIEHS main campus at 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, 27709 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. All CRU patients and visitors are required to enter NIEHS via the main campus entrance located at 111 T.W. Alexander Drive.

Security

Security

Upon arrival at our campus you will be greeted by security at the main gate. You, along with any escorts and guests you may have with you, will be asked to present a photo ID (driver's license or one of the following: company ID, government ID, or university ID) to the security personnel on duty. Please be aware that federal law prohibits the following items on federal property: firearms, explosives, archery equipment, dangerous weapons, knives with blades over 2 1/2 inches, alcoholic beverages and open containers of alcohol.

Parking

After clearing the security booth at the main entrance, please follow the road to the traffic circle. Follow the traffic circle around to the left onto Lakeview Drive. Proceed on Lakeview Drive, passing Journal Lane, Research Lane, and Nobel Lane — all on your right. Immediately following Nobel Lane, turn right onto North Park Lane and into Parking Lot F. The CRU is located along the left side of Parking Lot F. Directional signs will be located along Lakeview Drive to assist you.

 

Parking

 

CRU patient and visitor parking spaces are located across from the building in clearly marked spaces within Parking Lot F. After parking, please enter the facility and present yourself to security. They will finalize your campus registration process and present you with a parking permit and a visitor's badge for your visit that day. Please place the parking permit in the dashboard of your vehicle where it can clearly be seen by campus security, and then proceed to check in with the clinical admissions desk.

Your NIEHS CRU visitor's badge must be clearly visible at all times. It will grant you access to the CRU and the cafeteria located in the main building.

Directions

  • Airport (RDU) Arrivals or Driving from Raleigh or Cary using 1-40 West:
    • Take Exit 280 (Davis Drive).
    • Turn left onto Davis Drive.
    • Pass through one traffic light and turn right at the next traffic light onto NC 54 East.
    • Continue on NC 54 East and turn left onto T.W. Alexander Drive.
    • Pass through one traffic light at the entrance to the EPA campus.
    • Just beyond this light, on the left, will be the entrance to the NIEHS main campus.
    • After passing through the campus entrance security, follow the signs to "Clinical Research Unit." Parking is in front of the CRU.
  • From Durham on the Durham Freeway (147):
    • Take the Freeway south to where 1-40 West to Chapel Hill branches off to the right, take that branch.
    • Continue on 1-40 West to Exit 278 (NC 55).
    • Turn right onto NC 55 South and continue through one traffic light and turn left onto NC 54 West.
    • Continue on NC 54 West through one traffic light and turn right at the second traffic light onto T. W. Alexander Drive.
    • You will pass through one traffic light at the entrance to the EPA campus. Just beyond this light, on your left, will be the entrance to the NIEHS main campus.
    • After passing through the campus entrance security, follow the signs to "Clinical Research Unit." Parking is in front of the CRU.
  • From Chapel Hill using 1-40 East:
    • Take Exit 278 (NC 55).
    • Turn right onto NC 55 South and
    • turn left at the first traffic light onto NC 54 West.
    • Continue on NC 54 West through one traffic light and
    • turn right at the second traffic light onto T.W. Alexander Drive.
    • You will pass through one traffic light at the entrance to the EPA campus. Just beyond this light, on your left, will be the entrance to the NIEHS main campus.
    • After passing through the campus entrance security, follow the signs to "Clinical Research Unit." Parking is in front of the CRU.

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