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Russell Parkway Gate open, project continues with Green Street

Construction on traffic-calming devices at the Russell Parkway gate has been completed, and the gate is now open for normal operations. The three-phase construction project now moves on to the Green Street Gate beginning Nov. 28, followed by the Watson Boulevard Gate beginning Jan. 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera)

Construction on traffic-calming devices at the Russell Parkway gate has been completed, and the gate is now open for normal operations. The three-phase construction project now moves on to the Green Street Gate beginning Nov. 28, followed by the Watson Boulevard Gate beginning Jan. 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE Ga. --

And there ya have it -- one down, two to go.

The Russell Parkway and MLK gates have resumed normal operations, and the Museum gate is closed until further notice. Phase 2 of the gate project starts Nov. 28 as construction moves to the Green Street Gate.

 

The Green Street Gate portion of the base's three-phase construction project to make entry and exit points safer is expected to last 21 days. During that time period, The MLK Gate will remain open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. For morning traffic, three lanes will be used for inbound traffic until 8 a.m.

 

The Russell Parkway and the Watson gates will conduct business as usual.

 

To assist in relieving traffic, the Air National Guard Gate will be open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. for inbound northbound traffic only. It will be open for outbound (northbound traffic only) from 3 to 6 p.m.

 

The final phase of gate construction involves the Watson Gate and is slated to begin Jan. 5.

 

During that portion of construction, five lanes at the MLK Gate will be open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. to facilitate morning traffic. Three lanes will also be open for inbound traffic until 7 p.m., with two outbound lanes open.

 

Once the Watson Gate is closed, the Green St. Gate will have normal operations and the Russell Gate will be open 24 hours.

 

The construction being performed at the gates is a necessity to help ensure not only security but employee safety while traveling in and out of the base. Base leadership worked with local and state officials to maximize safety and minimize traffic hazards. The construction involves the installation of traffic-calming devices and the installation of gate cameras.