Communications Service Network

Directions to CNS

1770 Forecast Drive (0506)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
(formerly Research Building XIV)
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

All visitors to CNS offices are required to sign in at the reception desk in the lobby and may be asked to present photo identification. The main entrance to the building is located underneath the bridge connecting the 1770 Building (formerly Research Building XIV) and the Andrews Information Systems Building (1700 Pratt Drive).

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Arriving by Car

To reach the campus from Interstate 81 (southbound and northbound):

  1. From I-81 take Exit 118B onto the U.S. 460 West Bypass. There is only one exit ramp serving the three 118 exits; missing the ramp means a trip north to Exit 128 or south to Exit 114 to turn around.
  2. Exit 118B (Blacksburg) connects directly to the U.S. 460 West Bypass. Once on the Bypass you'll pass a few exits, including Peppers Ferry Road (Route 114). Follow the signs for Blacksburg/Virginia Tech.
  3. Take the Blacksburg exit (some of the signs also say "Control Center" or "Smart Road") - 460 Bus East & West. The exit ramp splits almost immediately; take the right split to Industrial Park Dr. Take a left at Industrial Park Dr., toward the traffic light.
  4. Go straight through the intersection at the light for 0.1 mile
  5. Take a right onto Research Center Drive at the light. Go .9 mile
  6. Research Center Drive becomes Tech Center Drive. Go 0.2 mile
  7. Take a left onto Forecast Drive. CNS is in Research Building XIV.


Visitors are encouraged to park in the lot between Forecast Drive and Pratt Drive bordered by the National Weather Service building, the Andrews Information Systems Building and Research Building XIV. Parking is free and does not require a visitors pass. Visitors should proceed to the main entrance located on Forecast Drive underneath the bridge connecting Research Building XIV and the Andrews Information Systems Building. For more information on Parking at Virginia Tech, please visit the Virginia Tech Parking Services website.


Arriving by Air

Roanoke Regional Airport in Roanoke, Va., is served by major domestic airlines.

The Roanoke Airport Transportation Service provide transportation between the airport and campus.

Private planes may land at the Virginia Tech Airport adjacent to campus (telephone: 540-231-4444).

Arriving by Train

Several Amtrak stations are located in southern West Virginia (White Sulfur Springs, Alderson, and Hinton). Another station is located in Clifton Forge, Virginia; from this stop, passengers can take Amtrak's Thruway Bus Service to Roanoke, Virginia. Lynchburg and Danville are also served by Amtrak.

Communications Network Services
1770 Forecast Drive (0506)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
(540) 231-6460
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