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Driving Instructions to PPPL
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is located about two miles north of Princeton University's main campus on U.S. Route #1 at the Forrestal Exit in Plainsboro. Below are general driving instructions and area-specific maps.
Exiting Route #1 at Forrestal Campus/Sayre Drive
Traveling south: Take the Forrestal Campus/Sayre Drive Exit. At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp make a left-hand turn (be very careful). Go under the overpass. Just past the unmanned kiosk make a left-hand turn on to Stellarator Road and follow it for about a mile until you come to the manned entrance booth. The security person will direct you from here.
Traveling north: Take the Forrestal Campus/Sayre Drive Exit. Proceed through the stop sign and follow the road for about a mile until you come to the manned entrance booth. The security person will direct you from here.
Entrance Procedures for PPPL
As a federal facility, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is operating under heightened security measures because of the events of September 11, 2001.
Upon arrival at PPPL, adult visitors must show a government-issued photo I.D. -- for example, a passport or a driver's license. Non-U.S. citizens must show a government-issued photo I.D., plus provide the following information: citizenship, date of birth, and place of birth.
For the welfare of both our staff and visitors, PPPL security staff retain the right to inspect vehicles and personal packages, such as briefcases, satchels, book bags, and purses.
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