Published: May 21, 2014
Updated: May 21, 2014
Construction on the new Duke Eye Center Clinical Building, located in front of the current Duke Eye Center, has changed the parking arrangements for visitors to the Duke Eye Center.
Patients are now directed to Research Drive for dropping off visitors, and accessing the parking garage. The Eye Center Drive entrance will be used exclusively for construction vehicles. Please review this map for details.
Upon arrival, patients park on the bottom level of the Research Drive Parking Garage. There will also be a new temporary roundabout for drop off/pick up of patients and for valet. With the closing of the front Eye Center parking lot, all handicap parking will move to the garage. Unfortunately, handicap parking will no longer be free. Parking and valet prices remain the same at $1/hour (max of $6) for the parking garage, and $7 for valet (flat fee).
When the new clinical building opens tentatively at the end of 2015, traffic and parking will return to normal patterns. Once complete, Duke Eye Center will have a state-of-the art building that houses new clinical and office space. Flow of the building was designed to be patient-friendly and to ensure the fewest number of steps will be needed to get patients from the waiting areas to the various exam and treatment rooms.
From Greensboro and Points West Via I-85 North: Exit onto N.C. 147 (Durham Freeway). Take first exit off Durham Freeway onto 15-501 S. toward Chapel Hill. Stay in right lane, and take second exit (#107) to N.C. 751. Turn LEFT onto N.C. 751 S., go under the highway, and take next left turn onto Erwin Road. Turn right onto Research Drive and left onto Sands Parking Drive.
From Richmond and Points North Via I-85 South: In Durham, take the left-lane exit (#174B) for US 15-501 S. Bypass - Duke University/Chapel Hill. Continue on U.S. 15-501 to the fourth exit (#107) a right-lane exit for N.C. 751. Turn LEFT onto N.C. 751 S., go under the highway, and take next left turn onto Erwin Road. Turn right onto Research Drive and left onto Sands Parking Drive.
From RDU Airport, Raleigh and Points East Via I-40 West: Exit onto the Durham Freeway (N.C. 147). Take Durham Freeway to Fulton Street exit (#15B). Turn left onto Fulton Street, take to end at Erwin Road. Turn right onto Erwin Road then left onto Research Drive and left onto Sands Parking Drive.
From Chapel Hill Via U.S. 15-501 North: Take 15-501 N. marked Duke Univ./Med Ctr. Do not take 15-501 Business. Take N.C. 751 exit (#107) marked Duke Univ. West Campus. Turn right onto N.C. 751, make the next left turn onto Erwin Road. Turn right onto Research Drive and left onto Sands Parking Drive