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Water Resources Research Institute

Water Resources Research Institute
of the University of North Carolina System

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Directions to WRRI

WRRI offices are on the NC State University campus in the Varsity Research Building (formerly the Flex Labs) at 1575 Varsity Drive, Module 7. Campus Map (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document)


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Heading west on I-40 (from Wilmington and points east of Raleigh):

  1. Take exit 297 for Lake Wheeler Rd.
  2. At the top of the ramp, turn right at Lake Wheeler Rd/State Rd 1375.
  3. Take the 1st left onto Centennial Pkwy (adjacent to Farmer's Market) and go 1.9 miles.
  4. Turn left at Avent Ferry Rd and go 0.2 miles.
  5. At the next stop light, turn right onto Varsity Drive.
  6. Take the first right onto Leadership Drive (new road), then immediately turn right into the parking lot of the Varsity Research Building (formerly the Flex Labs) and come around to the front of the building (facing Varsity Drive).
  7. Park your car and come into the door labeled Module 7.

Heading east on I-40 (from Durham, Research Triangle Park, and points west of Raleigh):

  1. Take the right exit from I-40 East into the Raleigh Chapel-Hill Expy (signs for I-440/US-1 N/Wade Ave) and go 2.9 miles.
  2. At the beltline bridge, take the exit onto I-440 S/US-1 S toward I-40 E/Hillsborough St/Sanford and go 1.7 miles.
  3. Take Exit 2 onto Western Blvd toward NC State Univ/Downtown and go 1.2 miles.
  4. After crossing Gorman Street (by McKimmon Center), turn right at light onto Varsity Drive and go 0.6 miles.
  5. Turn left onto Leadership Drive (new road), then immediately turn right into the parking lot of the Varsity Research Building (formerly the Flex Labs) and come around to the front of the building (facing Varsity Drive).
  6. Park your car and come into the door labeled Module 7.
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