JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas –
Harmon Drive is scheduled to be closed two lanes at a time starting April 15 to facilitate an upgrade of the final denial barriers at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph's main gate.
Plans call for Harmon Drive's two inbound lanes to be closed for the first part of the project to replace the pop-up barriers, 902nd Civil Engineer Squadron officials said. The outbound lanes will accommodate outgoing traffic only during this portion of the project, so motorists will have to use one of the other three gates to enter Randolph.
Once the barriers in the inbound lanes are upgraded, Harmon Drive's outbound lanes will be closed for the duration of the project and the inbound lanes will be open again for incoming traffic. Motorists will be required to leave Randolph via one of the other gates.
Because of the lane closures, drivers can expect traffic congestion at the main gate, "especially during the morning and afternoon rush hours," H.D. Eisenhauer, 902nd CES Programs Flight chief, said.
In addition to the lane closures, the main gate will only be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To alleviate traffic during this time, the west gate will be open 24 hours and the east gate will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to both inbound and outbound traffic. The south gate will continue to be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 a.m.to noon Saturday.
The project's estimated completion date is May 24.