NEWS | July 6, 2007

South Gate to become inbound only

By Airman 1st Class Katie Hickerson 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

Traffic entering Randolph through the South Gate will be reduced to one-way traffic July 11-15. Construction to remove damaged asphalt at the South Gate, and re-pave the area with more durable concrete begins at 6 a.m. July 11. 

"The asphalt at the South Gate has gotten very bad recently and this is the best time to complete the repair with minimal impact to the community," said Staff Sgt. Tyron Williams, 12th Security Force Squadron police services NCO in-charge. "The road is currently rough and the asphalt is cracked. Crews are going to smooth the road, and pave it with concrete." 

During a normal business day, South Gate Road is an entry-only gate from 6-8:30 a.m., said Sergeant Williams. Employees will still be able to enter through the South Gate, but because the road will be one-way, motorists who normally exit through the South Gate will have to re-route through either the main or west gates. 

According to Sergeant Williams, all day-to-day activities, including commercial traffic searches, will continue to be conducted. 

"We just ask for your patience while the base undergoes this upgrade," he said. "In the long-run, it will will benefit everyone." 

For questions or concerns, call 652-5700.