A sentry checks a driver identification at Gate 19B off National Road. The heavily traveled Wright-Patterson gate will be closed for several weeks beginning April 3. BARRIE BARBER/STAFF

Major Wright-Patterson entrance closed: What you need to know

Construction that started this week has shut the entrance for weeks.

Here are five things to know about the work:

WHEN WILL IT REOPEN: Gate 19B, the National Road entrance, closed Monday, April 3, and is set to reopen Monday, June 12.

ALTERNATIVES TO GET IN:

  • Gate 16B off Kaufman Avenue near the Wright Brothers Memorial. In a rare move, the gate will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday for inbound traffic.“It’s just been open sporadically for many, many years,” said Ronald Lee, a chief project manager working on the upgrade.
  • Gate 1B off Springfield Street near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Gate 1B will also be the only exit in Area B available for outbound traffic from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 22B at Interstate 675 and Col. Glenn Highway. During morning rush hour, Gate 22B will be for inbound traffic only.

RELATED: Wright-Patt gate to close as part of security upgrade

COST: The Air Force will spend $1.3 million on the project. Central NICC Joint Venture LLC, of Falls Church., Va.

HOW THE GATE WILL CHANGE: Crews will install an overhead canopy, six guard booths and a upgraded barrier system to prevent stray traffic intruding on the base and to protect sentries, a base official has said.

NUMBER OF MOTORISTS IMPACTED: Wright-Patterson says more than 11,000 vehicles travel in and out of the gate every day for access into Area B.

RELATED WRIGHT-PATT NEWS

Gate at site of security breach recently underwent $1.3 million security upgrade

Wright-Patt gate crasher pleads guilty to trespassing

Hypothermia cause of death for man found dead at WPAFB 

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X