From the North/West-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

From the North/West

  1. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit 3, Perry Highway.
  2. Follow Interstate 79 South to 279 South (Exit 21).
  3. Stay on 279 South toward Pittsburgh.
  4. As you near the city, follow signs for 579 South and the Veterans Bridge.
  5. After crossing the bridge, watch carefully on your right for the 376 East/Oakland exit ramp. Bear right onto this ramp, which will place you on the Boulevard of the Allies.
  6. Continue on the Boulevard of the Allies for approximately 1/2 mile. Do not bear right at the 376 East/Monroeville ramp. Instead, stay on the Boulevard and exit at the Forbes Avenue off ramp. (The exit will be marked with a small green sign, watch for it carefully!)
  7. Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue for about 1 mile through the Oakland business district.
  8. Both lanes will turn left on Bellefield Avenue. Follow Bellefield to Fifth Avenue and turn right. The Department of Biological Sciences is located in Mellon Institute, at 4400 Fifth Avenue.