Barrier repair to cause gate closures Published Feb. 2, 2007 By Amanda Creel 78th ABW/PA ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The Russell Parkway gate and the Green Street gate will be under construction Wednesday through Feb. 20. The project will repair the pop-up barriers at both gates. Gate 1, or the Green Street gate, will close all inbound lanes Friday through Feb.11 from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. and the outbound lanes will be closed Feb. 16-18 from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction. The operational hours at the gate will be unchanged, which means the gate will reopen on the Monday morning after each phase of construction. "The Gate 1 construction will not affect traffic in any way, shape or form because it will be done at night and over the weekend," said Tech. Sgt. David Bertrand, NCO in charge of physical security for 78th Security Forces. Gate 14, or the Russell Parkway gate, will be under construction Wednesday through Feb. 20. The outbound lane closest to the guard station will be closed 6 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Feb. 9. The middle outbound lane will be closed Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. until Feb. 14 at 5 a.m. The inbound lane closest to the guard station will be closed Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. until Feb. 16 at 5 a.m. The middle inbound lane will be closed Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. Feb. 20. The third inbound and outbound lane at the Russell gate will not be affected by the repairs. "At Gate 14 at any one time there will be three lanes open," Sergeant Bertrand said. "If you can avoid Gate 14 then do." Sergeant Bertrand said drivers should watch their speed when they go by the construction areas.