CHEYENNE – Officials from Wyoming Department of Transportation and F.E. Warren Air Force Base are installing new traffic signals to improve safety and traffic flow near the Happy Jack Road base entrance, WYDOT announced Tuesday in a news release.
Gate 2, off Wyoming Highway 210, is now the main entrance for the base, and it will control its traffic flow until the transportation department installs temporary traffic signals. The long-term solution is for the department to construct permanent signals, in cooperation with F.E. Warren AFB, according to the release.
The temporary and permanent signals will be installed at two locations to the east and west of Interstate 25. Both the temporary and permanent signals will be at the end of the on- and off-ramps of I-25 northbound and southbound.
In July, Gate 2 became the main entrance to the base after base officials closed Gate 1 off Randall Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, though the visitor’s center will remain open at Gate 1. The change to Gate 2 has allowed for improved security and safety for airmen and families, according to the release.
Gate 2 also provides space to safely handle surges in traffic during busy hours.
It will take about three months to get the temporary signals, and the department anticipates the permanent signals will be installed and completed by late 2020, according to the release.
In the meantime, the department has asked motorists to be patient and use caution when traveling in that area.