JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord began a major construction project at the Woodbrook Gate on McChord Field on Monday, December 6. This construction project will result in a complete closure of the gate until mid-February, 2011.
The Woodbrook Gate is adjacent to Interstate 5 exit 124 and provides access from Gravelly Lake Drive to JBLM McChord Field through the Woodbrook Housing Area. This gate is normally open from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Monday – Friday.
To mitigate the impact on traffic that this gate closure will cause, the base will increase manning at the McChord Field Main Gate to increase the numbers of vehicles processing through the gate. Additionally, the base will open the McChord Field North Gate located at the north end of McChord Field to allow for an alternate entry and exit point to the base. The North Gate will be open from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.
The Woodbrook Gate construction will include the installation of a raised island with a guard booth for security personnel, and the installation of an overhead roof to provide protection from the weather for security personnel as well as customers while checking IDs. The construction will also include improved lighting at the gate.
JBLM officials are working to maintain the same level of service for drivers entering and exiting the base and will provide construction status updates as work progresses. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this temporary gate closure may cause.