Directions and Parking

Directions to the MRI Research Facility at Sidney Frank Hall

Metered street parking is available in the vicinity of Sidney Frank Hall.  To park in Lot 9, a parking permit is required and can be obtained from a member of the MRF staff.

From the north:

  1. From I-95 S, take Exit 24 and turn left onto Branch Ave. 
  2. Turn right onto North Main St.
  3. Travel half a mile and turn left onto Olney St.
  4. At the first light turn right onto Hope St.
  5. Stay right at the fork onto Thayer St .
  6. Turn right at Meeting St.
  7. The parking lot, Lot 9, is on your right, just past the Meeting St. Cafe.

From the south:

  1. From I-95 N, take exit 19 to I-195 East to Gano St., Exit 2. 
  2. Follow the signs to Gano St. (first Stop Sign, take a left; second Stop Sign, take a right onto Gano St.)
  3. Go through 5 traffic lights (approx. .75 miles, and take a left on Angell St.
  4. At the second light, turn right onto Brook Street.
  5. Take the second left onto Meeting St.
  6. Cross Thayer Street. Sidney Frank Hall will be on your left.
  7. The parking lot, Lot 9, is on your right, just past the Meeting St. Cafe.

From the east:

  1. I-195 West to the Gano St., Exit 3
  2. Turn right onto Gano St.
  3. Go through 5 traffic lights (approx. .75 miles, and take a left on Angell St.
  4. At the second light, turn right onto Brook Street.
  5. Take the second left onto Meeting St.
  6. Cross Thayer Street. Sidney Frank Hall will be on your left.
  7. The parking lot, Lot 9, is on your right, just past the Meeting St. Cafe.

The main entrance to Sidney Frank Hall is on Meeting Street between Brown and Thayer Streets. Please wait in the Atrium to your left as you enter the building or follow the instructions given to you by the research team.

Parking

Parking is available in Lot #9 on Meeting Street, directly adjacent to the Meeting Street Cafe. 

After turning onto Meeting Street from Thayer Street, the Meeting Street Cafe will with on the right. Immediately after the entrance to the Meeting Street Cafe parking lot is another parking lot entrance. Make a right into this second lot and park in one of the first two spaces (closest to the street) that have signs saying "Reserved MRI". When you have parked, come to the MRF office for your parking permit, which is displayed on the rear view mirror of your vehicle for the duration of your time at the MRF.

While spaces in this parking lot are frequently available, they are not guaranteed. They are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. If you find that no parking spot is available in the lot, please park on Meeting Street. 

If a subject for a previous experiment is parked in the lot with the pass, the pass will be transferred to your vehicle as soon as it becomes available. 

If you have any questions, or are having difficulty locating the lot, please call (401) 863-6513.


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