Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | July 22, 2019

Navigating Campus as we Construct the South Pavilion: August 1 Changes

At Duke Raleigh Hospital, we strive to make our hospital the best place to give and get care in Wake County.

This summer, we began to lay the ground work for our new, six-story South Pavilion—with an expected completion in 2021—at our main 3400 Wake Forest Road campus. This 214,000 foot facility will be equipped with 92 additional patient beds, 9 state of the art operating rooms, and include an expanded café, new patient and family waiting rooms on each floor, an outdoor garden terrace with dining areas and a walking path, and a Same Day Surgery reception and waiting area that is connected to the outdoor terrace.

Additional renovations, encompassing nearly 40,000 square feet of the existing campus, will wrap up in 2022.

Please be aware of several parking and navigation changes as a result of this construction that take effect August 1.

Road Closures and Rerouting:

  • MAIN ENTRANCE OFF WAKE FOREST ROAD: Beginning Thursday, August 1 through mid-October, the main entrance of the hospital off Wake Forest Road will accommodate incoming traffic only. Vehicles will no longer be able to EXIT the facility from this location. Contracted traffic control officers will be present at the front of the hospital and at the exit of the P1 Parking Garage to guide patients and visitors.
  • PEDESTRIAN WALKING PATH AT THE FRONT OF THE HOSPITAL: A new accessibility ramp from the Wake Forest Road bus stop to the hospital opens on August 1.
  • SAME DAY SURGERY PATIENT DROP OFF: We will continue to have patients visiting our Same Day Surgery department dropped off at the main entrance of our hospital, 3400 Wake Forest Road. Patients should utilize our shuttle service from parking garages by calling 919-954-3164. Our patient transport team is available to help patients navigate to the department once inside the main hospital, just ask one of our volunteers at the information desk in the lobby to call this transport team.


  • SURFACE PARKING IN FRONT OF MOB 6: There will be a loss of 25 oversize vehicle and handicap parking spaces in front of MOB 6, 3320 Wake Forest Road. Additional spaces to accommodate these vehicles have been added to levels one and two of the P1 Parking Garage, directly next to MOB 6.
  • PARKING GARAGES: Since a large number of patients and visitors will be using our main hospital entrance to access our facility, please remember that we have two parking garages for patient and employee use on either side of the hospital, see our map for the location of our P1 and P2 parking garages.

Resources to Get You Where You are Going:

  • SIGNS will be posted in all parking lots, on the roadways, and on the digital signs in our hospital to help visitors find their way.
  • SHUTTLES are available to meet patients in front of the hospital, transport them where they need to go on a golf cart, then pick them back up and bring them to discharge when the time comes. Call the shuttle at (919) 954-3164 or ask one of our volunteers at the information desk in the main hospital lobby to call the shuttle for you.

Thank you for your patience as we grow our campus!

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