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To my office at VMI traveling north on I-81 (e.g. from Roanoke)

  • Exit at 188-B (60 West) and proceed a couple of miles to Lexington.
  • Turn right at the light on Main St/11N which is one-way north. Stay in the right hand lane.
  • After 2 blocks the right-lane turns right. It remains Route 11, but becomes 2-way.
  • Take a left at the first light, in about 100'. This puts you on a short road, Engineering Drive.
  • You will see a parking lot on your left, but a one-way sign will prevent you from entering it. Instead, follow the road around, staying as left as possible, until you circle around and enter the parking lot you saw earlier on its far side.
  • After parking, walk uphill. You want to walk between the row of buildings you see uphill. Depending on where you parked, there are several different sets of stairs between the buildings.
  • You will now be on Letcher Avenue and will see a parade ground in front of you. Turn to the right and walk down Letcher until the parade ground almost ends. On your right you will see a statue on a tall round pedestal. Behind the statue is Nichols Engineering Hall. Enter the main doors behind the statue and turn left down the hall; my office is inside the ECE Department, room 508.

To my office at VMI traveling south on I-81 (e.g. from Staunton)

  • From I-81 take Exit 191 onto Route-11. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto 11 South.
  • In one mile, just after crossing the Maury River Bridge, the road will split. Bear right to stay on Main Street.
  • In about a quarter mile you will come to a traffic light. Make a right onto Engineering Drive.
  • You will see a parking lot on your left, but a one-way sign will prevent you from entering it. Instead, follow the road around, staying as left as possible, until you circle around and enter the parking lot you saw earlier on its far side.
  • After parking, walk uphill. You want to walk between the row of buildings you see uphill. Depending on where you parked, there are several different sets of stairs between the buildings.
  • You will now be on Letcher Avenue and will see a parade ground in front of you. Turn to the right and walk down Letcher until the parade ground almost ends. On your right you will see a statue on a tall round pedestal. Behind the statue is Nichols Engineering Hall. Enter the main doors behind the statue and turn left down the hall; my office is inside the ECE Department, room 508.
map of VMI


To my home from VMI/Lexington

  • Travel North on Main Street (in direction of Wal-Mart).
  • Just past city limits you will go over the Maury River Bridge. At the light at the end of the bridge turn right onto Old Buena Vista Road (SR631).
  • In 2 miles, just after going under the overpass, turn left onto Mountain View Rd. (SR 705).
  • Travel 4 miles (past the switchback and amazing view at 2.5 miles and through the intersection at 3 miles). Immediately after passing Wild Bluebird Lane and sign for Marlbrook Acres on left, the next driveway on left is ours. It has a green 1949 on the mailbox.

To my home traveling north on I-81 (e.g. from Roanoke)

  • From I-81 exit at 191 (left exit) onto I-64W
  • In 1 mile take exit 55 to Lexington/VMI.
  • Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto 11S.
  • Turn left at the 3rd light (a little less than a mile) onto Old Buena Vista Road (SR631). It will be just before a bridge at the corner of Jefferson Florist on the right and East Lexington Convenience Store on the left.
  • Follow the directions from Old Buena Vista Rd. in the directions listed above.

To my home traveling south on I-81 (e.g. from Staunton)

  • Exit at 191 from I-81 and make a left onto Route 11 South.
  • At the third light on a downward sloping hill, make a left onto Old Buena Vista Road.
  • Follow the directions from Old Buena Vista Road given above.