Hill AFB to close lanes near South Gate for construction

Hill AFB to close lanes near South Gate for construction

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 21 on a construction project that will close the inside inbound and outbound lanes at the South Gate for several weeks.

Workers will install locking security gates, a traffic signal and extend a right-turn-only lane. 

Lane closures will also include the inbound, inside lane north of Balmer Avenue. The intersection just inside the gate where Balmer Avenue crosses South Gate Avenue will remain open.

Construction is anticipated to conclude Nov. 15. 

To assist with the flow of traffic, especially during peak traffic hours, the 75th Security Forces Squadron will open an inbound lane that is normally closed to keep the ID checkpoint lanes at the South Gate at the current total of four. Construction crews with flaggers will also assist traffic flow as necessary during construction. 

The South Gate will remain open 24/7, and the West and Roy Gate hours will remain the same.  The West Gate’s current operating hours are 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed weekends, holidays and on Air Force Materiel Command Family Days), and the Roy Gate is open 24/7.

During the construction period, the South Gate Visitor Center will also close for remodeling. When this occurs, it will require the temporary relocation of the visitor center. The contract for this project is currently pending; information about the closure will be provided when the contract is awarded.

Once the remodeling begins, visitors will not be able to access the South Gate Visitor Center from State Road 193, but will need to go to West Gate Visitor Center from 650 North in Clearfield.

The construction schedule is contingent upon weather conditions and could be subject to delays or changes. Delays and changes will be announced on the Hill AFB website at www.Hill.AF.mil. 

For more information, contact the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron project manager, Anna Robinson, at 801-777-3673.

75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs contributed to this article.

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