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Gate 15A to reopen temporarily due to ramp closure

A blue truck driving by a an orange rectangle sign that say "RAMP WILL BE CLOSED 7/6/20 FOR 20 DAYS INFO 888-200-9919 in black letters.

A sign has been posted at the northbound State Route 844 ramp to S.R. 444 warning of a ramp closure on July 6, 2020 and lasting for 20 days near Gate 12A on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)

Map highlighting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Gates 12A and 15A and State Routes 444 and 844.

Beginning July 6, 2020, Gate 15A will temporarily reopen for those needing access to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base due to a ramp closure on State Route 844.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is set to temporarily reopen Gate 15A July 6 due to a two-week bridge repair project on State Route 844 scheduled to begin the same day.

While the ramp is closed, Wright-Patterson AFB Gate 15A, from S.R. 844, will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; the main gate will also remain open, said Maj. Julie Roloson, 88th Security Forces Squadron commander.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will also place a portable message sign on I-675 to alert base traffic that Gate 15A will be open.

Roloson said, the ramp to northbound S.R. 444 and the right lane closure on S.R. 844 will not be closed until after 9 a.m. on July 6 to allow base traffic to clear out. Once the ramp is closed, the message board will be placed on I-675 near the Area B sign.

Although commuters may possibly encounter single-lane restrictions and detours, they can still access the main gate using the exit on S.R. 844 prior to Col. Glenn Highway.

“Single-lane restrictions will be in effect on S.R. 844 North at the overpass, with the northbound right lane on S.R. 844 closed for seven days beginning July 6, followed by the left lane, which will then be closed for seven days beginning July 13,” according to the ODOT website.

The website also says, those using S.R. 844 will be detoured using three roads until the construction is complete: University Drive, Col. Glenn Highway and West Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.

Therefore, Roloson suggests that the commuters who use Col. Glenn Highway follow the highway to the traffic circle, turn onto Kauffman Avenue after entering it and then turn left at Dayton-Yellow Springs Road onto S.R. 444 to access the main base.

For information on gate hours, personnel can contact 88th SFS Police Services at 937-522-6533.