Location

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) occupies three buildings at the intersection of NC 54 Bypass and South Greensboro Street in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC. The main administrative offices are located in the Bypass Building, next to Frank Porter Graham Elementary School, immediately south of NC 54 Bypass. Visitor parking is available on site in designated areas. Please do not park in the school lot or bus lanes.

Other project and staff offices are located in the two adjacent buildings on South Greensboro Street, immediately north of the NC 54 Bypass and Merritt Mill Road intersection, in the Sheryl-Mar North and Sheryl-Mar South buildings. Visitor parking is available on site, but please note that each building has a separate parking lot accessible only from South Greensboro Street (they do not connect directly).

Directions

1.Take I-85/I-40 east to Burlington. On the east side of Burlington at Exit 148 (the Chapel Hill-Carrboro sign), turn south onto NC 54. Proceed approximately 25 miles to outskirts of Carrboro. At this point, NC 54 divides into a Business route (left turn at a traffic light) and a Bypass route (through lanes).

2.Take NC 54 Bypass (through lanes) to the second marked exit onto South Greensboro Street/Smith Level Road. (You will pass several intersecting roads and driveways; disregard them.)

3.To go to the main administrative offices in the Bypass Building, turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and immediately get into the left lane.

4.Turn left into the driveway at the next traffic light (before a small bridge). The Bypass Building will be on your right. Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. Do not park near the school or in the bus lanes.

5.To go to the Sheryl-Mar North and Sheryl-Mar South buildings, turn left and proceed under the overpass and through the traffic light. Turn into the first driveway on the right for the Sheryl-Mar South Building or into the second driveway for the Sheryl-Mar North Building.

1.Take I-40 west to Chapel Hill Exit 273A. Drive under the overpass and loop up the ramp to the right and onto NC 54 West to Chapel Hill.

2.Continue approximately 3 miles to the junction with NC 54 Bypass. Use the second exit ramp (under the overpass) and loop up the ramp to your right. Turn right. At this point, routes NC 54 Bypass and US 15-501 both use the same road. Continue approximately 3 miles (through 2 traffic lights and past the exit for US 15-501 South/Columbia Street).

3.About one-half mile beyond this exit, take the next marked exit, to Merritt Mill Road. At the top of the ramp, turn left and proceed about 100 yards to the stop light at the intersection with South Greensboro Street.

4.The Sheryl-Mar South Building is immediately to the right at this intersection and the Sheryl-Mar North Building is adjacent to it.

5.To go to the Bypass Building, turn left and proceed under the overpass. (At this point, the road changes name to Smith Level Road.) Proceed through the first traffic light and turn left at the second traffic light (before a small bridge) into the driveway. The Bypass Building is located to the right at the top of the small hill. Visitor parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. Do not park near the school or in the bus lanes.

1.Take I-85 through north Durham and exit right (Exit 174B) onto US 15-501 South. Continue approximately 3 miles and stay to the right for Chapel Hill (you will see a distinctive tall green glass office tower on the left). This exit will merge onto the Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard (US 15-501 South).

2.Continue on US 15-501 South approximately 4 miles through 8 traffic lights to the eastern edge of Chapel Hill. After the traffic light at Erwin Road, the bypass lanes bear to the left, and Franklin Street splits off on a right fork. Continue to the left on the bypass.

3.At the fifth traffic light, NC 54 Bypass joins US 15-501. At this point, routes NC 54 Bypass and US 15-501 both use the same road.

4.Continue approximately 3 miles (through 2 traffic lights and past the exit for US 15-501 South/Columbia Street).

5.About one-half mile beyond this exit, take the next marked exit, to Merritt Mill Road. At the top of the ramp, turn left and proceed about 100 yards to the stop light at the intersection with South Greensboro Street.

6.The Sheryl-Mar South Building is immediately to the right at this intersection and the Sheryl-Mar North Building is adjacent to it.

7.To go to the Bypass Building, turn left and proceed under the overpass. (At this point, the road changes name to Smith Level Road.) Proceed through the first traffic light and turn left at the second traffic light (before a small bridge) into the driveway. The Bypass Building is located to the right at the top of the small hill. Visitor parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. Do not park near the school or in the bus lanes.