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Nursery Road closes for VA overpass construction

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | May 26, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

At Joint Base-San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Nursery Road, north from Williams Way, is closed June 2 through Aug. 28 for construction of an overpass over San Antonio Boulevard.

Presently, the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery’s East Cemetery is not accessible to the relatives and friends of the deceased veterans 24/7, as per U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs policy, due to force protection restrictions. Visitors must go through Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to access the East Cemetery.

The VA developed the overpass project to link the East and West cemeteries without requiring vetting of visitors through JBSA-Fort Sam Houston proper.

The overpass construction project will block Nursery Road completely, so there will not be a detour available around the work zone. The Nursery Road Entry Control Point will be closed for the duration of the project.

Motorists will need to use an alternate entry control point to enter JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.