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NEWS | Jan. 6, 2019

Joint Base San Antonio gates scheduled for construction

By 502d Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502d Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Throughout Joint Base San Antonio, installation entry control points, otherwise known as the base gates, will undergo multiple construction projects in January. The first phase, focusing on three gates, will enhance force protection capabilities and make JBSA a safer community to work and live. 

Construction at JBSA-Randolph and JBSA-Fort Sam Houston begins Jan. 7. Construction at JBSA-Lackland begins Jan. 21. The duration of each project is dependent on the unique requirements of each location.

The estimated time for completion at JBSA-Randolph Lindsey Gate is 70 days, JBSA-Lackland Valley Hi Gate (Airmen’s Gate) is 134 days, and JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Jadwin Gate is 115 days.

This construction will impact mission partners, commercial deliveries and visitors across JBSA. To ease traffic congestion, Security Forces Squadrons are dedicating additional security forces personnel to each installation entry control point.

To minimize the impact on commuters, the SFS is coordinating with multiple agencies to ensure that traffic plans effectively manage the flow of traffic.

“We’re working closely with the Texas Department of Transportation and local law enforcement to ensure that we meet the needs of our neighboring cities,” said Capt. Nathan Spradley, 902nd Security Forces Squadron operations officer. “This teamwork is vital and allows us to be responsible neighbors to the communities, which have supported us for so many years.”

Organizations and mission partners at each installation are encouraged to stagger report times to help ease expected traffic.

“We understand the disruption this may cause, and we ask that you please remain patient with our Defenders during construction,” said Capt. Shaun O’Dell, 802nd Security Forces Squadron Operations Officer. “These projects will enhance our ability to defend the base and protect both missions and people at JBSA.”

For updated information on gate improvements, including gate openings, closures, and hours, visit