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About EPA's Campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina

EPA's campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina houses 15 EPA offices, including EPA's major center for air pollution research and regulation.   As the largest facility ever built by the agency, the RTP campus covers nearly 1.2 million square feet.

Directions and Visitor Information

Physical Address and Location

U.S. EPA
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709

The campus is located eight miles west of Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport.

Getting to the RTP Campus

  • From Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Points East via Interstate 40
    • Take Interstate 40 West toward Research Triangle Park, Durham, and Chapel Hill
    • Take Exit 282- Page Road, turn right on Page Road
    • Go thru 6 stop lights, travel 0.3 miles and turn right into the Hopson Road entrance of the EPA-RTP Facility
    • Visitors must stop at the Guard's station to show photo ID and get parking pass
    • Continue past the High Bay on the left as you come up the driveway and follow the signs to the Main facility entrance and visitor's lot
  • From Chapel Hill and Points West via Interstate 40
    • Take Interstate 40 East toward Raleigh
    • Take Exit 278 - to HWY55/HWY54/Apex
    • At stop light, turn right on HWY55
    • 1st stoplight turn left onto HWY54
    • 2nd stoplight turn right onto T.W. Alexander Drive
    • Go 0.5 miles to the stoplight and turn left into the main entrance of the EPA-RTP Facility
    • Visitors must stop at the Guard's station to show photo ID and get parking pass
    • Continue past the National Computer Center on the left as you come up the driveway and follow the signs to the Main facility entrance and visitor's lot
  • From Downtown Durham via Durham Freeway
    • Take Durham Freeway (NC 147) South toward Research Triangle Park
    • Take Exit 6 - Cornwallis Road, turn right on Cornwallis Road
    • 2nd stoplight turn left on T.W. Alexander Drive
    • Go 2.3 miles to the stoplight and turn left into the main entrance of the EPA-RTP Facility
    • Visitors must stop at the Guard's station to show photo ID and get parking pass
    • Continue past the National Computer Center on the left as you come up the driveway and follow the signs to the Main facility entrance and visitor's lot

Arriving on Campus

  • You must have a photo ID to gain access to the campus.
  • Security guards issue parking passes at the entrances.
  • A badge and an escort will be provided.

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Campus Map

;Map of the RTP campus showing location of buildings, parking lots, entrances, bus stops and loading docks

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Features of the EPA Campus in RTP

Facilities

EPA's 2,000+ professionals who work at the RTP campus spend each day in state-of the art facilities that serve as a model for safe, healthy and environmentally-sustainable business operations.  The campus includes over 1.2 million square feet of office, laboratory, computer and conference spaces.  Surrounding the buildings are 10 acres of dedicated open space, including  woods, meadows, marshes, and beautiful Discovery Lake.
 

Child Care: First Environments Early Learning Center

This high-quality, full-time day care serves both EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences next door.  The grounds provide ample space for gardens, natural areas for exploration, and a playground.  The center provides:

  • infant care
  • 20 classrooms for toddlers through preschool-aged children
  • a multipurpose room
  • complete food service

The center is a federally-owned facility and is managed by a not-for-profit parents' organization.

 Learn more about the First Environments Early Learning Center Exit

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EPA Jobs in RTP, Durham and Other Locations in North Carolina

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