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To 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 it around, staying as left as possible, until you circle around and enter the parking lot on its other side.
  • After parking, walk uphill. You want to walk between the single row of buildings you see uphill. Depending on where you parked, there are numerous paths 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. My office is one flight up from the main entrance, room 620.

To 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 it around, staying as left as possible, until you circle around and enter the parking lot on its other side.
  • After parking, walk uphill. You want to walk between the single row of buildings you see uphill. Depending on where you parked, there are numerous paths 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. My office is one flight up from the main entrance, room 620.
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.