HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - The LaSalle Avenue gate at Langley Air Force Base will be closed for the next six or seven months for construction of the new Visitor Center and guardhouse.
"To alleviate traffic congestion, personnel are asked to make entry onto Langley through gates servicing their respective destination area," said Tech. Sgt. Faye McKevitt. "Anyone who holds a current, military-identification card, has current registration and current insurance, with a need to come onto the north side of Langley, should use the NASA-Durand Gate to avoid traffic congestion."
Traffic approaching from the downtown Hampton and Interstate 64 area will be diverted to the Durand, West Armistead or King Street gates. Those who work or reside around the Air Combat Command Campus area should use the King Street gate.
Construction on the LaSalle Avenue gate is to update the base's anti-terrorism and force-protection measures at the base's three main-entry points.
LaSalle Avenuewill be blocked at Tide Mill Lane and the City of Hampton will have signs to notify those attempting to access the base in that area.
"People coming down Elm Street will no longer be able to turn left onto Nealy Avenue, and people will not be able to turn left from Nealy onto Elm," said Jim Wampler. "A median will be added as another force-protection measure to further protect against any potential gate runners."
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