Directions to CANDI
CANDI is located on the UMass Worcester Campus just north of Route 9, on the west side of Lake Quinsigamond between Plantation Street and Lake Avenue North. The address is 55 Lake Avenue North, but some GPS systems do not have the location correct.
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Driving to CANDI
From the Mass Pike
Eastbound: At exit 10, take I-290 east to exit 21, turn right at end of ramp and follow Plantation Street south.
Westbound: At exit 11, turn left onto Route 122 north for one mile, turn right at third light onto Sunderland road, left at first light onto Lake Avenue for 2.5 miles and cross Route 9. Make a U-turn at second break in divider, then turn right into campus.
Northbound: At exit 23, take Route 9 west. Follow Route 9 west for approximately 11 miles. After crossing the Lake Quinsigamond bridge, take first right onto Lake Avenue.
Southbound: At exit 25, take I-290 west to exit 22, turn right at the end of the ramp, and at the second traffic light turn left at onto Plantation Street and proceed south.
At the merge with I-290 Shrewsbury exit (watch for exit ramp on left), take I-290 east to exit 21, turn right at end of ramp and follow Plantation Street south.
Eastbound: At exit 21, turn right at end of ramp and follow Plantation Street south.
Westbound: At exit 22, turn right at end of ramp, at second traffic light turn left onto Plantation Street and proceed south.
When you take your turn off Plantation Street onto South Road and enter the UMass Campus you will see signs for parking to your right in a garage across from the main campus building. Please take a ticket and park in the garage (we will give you a voucher for parking at the end of the visit).
What to Expect When You Get Here
Directions to CANDI once you get into the hospital:
- Our offices are located in the school side in suite S3-301.
- When you first enter the hospital and are facing the information desk head down the corridor to your left (the one that the gift shop is located on).
- Walk to the end of this corridor and you will have entered the school side of the building (you will pass the cafeteria on your right, keep going).
- Once you get to the end, there will be a set of elevators on your right.
- Take these to the 3rd floor and look for the CANDI signs directing you to our office which is Suite S3-301.
Taking Public Transportation to CANDI
CANDI is accessible via the following Worcester Regional Transit Authority
: City Hall - Shrewsbury Center via Shrewsbury Street and Route 9
: City Hall - Lincoln Plaza via Hamilton Street and Lake Ave
: City Hall - UMass Medical Center via Belmont Street
From the bus stop on the University of Massachusetts Medical Center campus, walk up the hill towards the traffic light. Cross at the light and Biotech One will be on your right. Bear right around the building to get to the main entrance. As you walk into the main entrance of Biotech One, Suite 100 is your first left followed by another immediate left.
Bus Route 16 also serves Worcester's Union Station for rail connections via MBTA's Framingham/Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited.
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