New-look Gate 15A set for reopening June 21

Work on Gate 15A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base nears completion June 14 ahead of its scheduled reopening. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ
Work on Gate 15A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base nears completion June 14 ahead of its scheduled reopening. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

Credit: 88th Air Base Wing

Credit: 88th Air Base Wing

After a two-month closure for a construction project, Gate 15A off state Route 844 will reopen to traffic June 21.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is scheduled to resume normal operating hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the access-control point.

Gate 12A, which had set up all lanes for inbound only during the weekday-morning commute, is returning to normal traffic patterns 24/7. Gate 16A, at the southwest end of Communications Boulevard, will no longer be an option for outbound motorists after 6 p.m. June 18.

Base officials said the $1.8 million project, which began in April, will improve security and traffic flow at Gate 15A while providing better weather protection for 88 SFS “Defenders.”

Freshly painted lanes are seen June 14 on the inbound lanes of Gate 15A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in preparation of its reopening June 21. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ
Freshly painted lanes are seen June 14 on the inbound lanes of Gate 15A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in preparation of its reopening June 21. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

Credit: 88th Air Base Wing

Credit: 88th Air Base Wing