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Reminder: West Drive Patient Entrance to Close for Renovations; Use Gateway January 16 – March 3

​Beginning, Tuesday, January 16, the Patient/Patient Visitor Badging Station (Building 68) at the West Drive entrance off W. Cedar Lane, will undergo Phase I of a planned renovation. This work will require the entrance to be closed through March 3, reopening on Monday, March 4, 2024.

During the closure, all patients/patient visitors should use the NIH Gateway Drive entrance on Rockville Pike (355/Wisconsin Avenue) to enter campus. However, the pedestrian entrance for employees and badge holders at West Drive will remain open during this period of construction.

The Vehicle Inspection at NIH Gateway Drive (Building 66A) will be open 4am – 10pm, Monday – Friday, and 6am – 10pm, weekend and holidays to accommodate the increased traffic. After 10pm, patients and visitors should use the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility (CVIF).

Other Issues of Importance:

  • Flyers and posters are being disseminated at the West Drive entrance, Safra Lodge, Children's Inn and in Building 10 to alert patients and visitors
  • Taxis and ridesharing (Uber, Lyft) should also use NIH Gateway Drive
  • For GPS address, please use, “NIH Visitor Gateway Parking"
  • Free valet parking continues to be highly recommended for patients and their visitors; 6am – 7pm, Monday – Friday
  • If self-parking, enter the Clinical Center Garage through the P-3 entrance, located on Memorial Drive

The Office of Research Facilities and the Office of Research Services appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete these important upgrades to the patient/patient visitor entrance. For more information about additional parking and traffic changes, please visit the website.


For questions regarding this message, please contact the ORS Information Line at or 301-594-6677. TTY is available at 301-435-1908.