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

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.

Staff who work in surrounding buildings, and park in either of these locations, should consider parking in MLP-6, MLP-8, Lot 10-H or utilizing the new "Express Shuttle" providing exclusive service from the South Lobby of Building 10 to employee parking Lots 41 and 42 on the south side of campus (See schedule:; previous announcement:​  

Signage will be posted at the entrances to MLP-9 and the P-3 ACRF garage entrance notifying staff of the reserved parking change and the new requirement. Violators will be ticketed beginning on February 22. "Building 10 occupants" are defined by their duty station as listed in the NED staff directory ( 

Dedicated parking in MLP-9 and the ACRF is part of the NIH "Building for All" campaign, a joint effort of the Office of Research Services and the Office of Research Facilities. Along with the Express Shuttle, these are the first of many 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. New construction includes:

* A five-story addition to the Vaccine Research Center.
* A patient parking garage (MLP-14) and associated utility vault to service the Clinical Center.
​* A nine-story Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine (SRLM) wing of the hospital.

The NIH recognizes and appreciates the considerable sacrifice staff are making as we undertake these major, critical improvements to our research capabilities, patient experience and hospital operations. Mitigation strategies aimed at reducing congestion and distributing parking were based on expert traffic modeling and other data-based decision-making.

Additional information about upcoming changes to the NIH campus related to parking, traffic and associated construction, and the most up-to-date information on suggested routes, are available at the NIH Traffic website:

For construction related questions, use the ORF Response mailbox ( For traffic/parking/access questions, use the ORS Information Line at or 301-594-6677.


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