Fort McCoy’s main gate will close for construction Wednesday, March 13, five days ahead of schedule.

During the construction period, which is expected to continue until mid-November, traffic will be rerouted through Gate 1, which is the old main gate for the installation and located less than half a mile west of the new main gate.

Traffic-flow patterns at Gate 1 will be marked to make it easier for drivers to understand how to enter and leave the installation, according to the Directorate of Emergency Services.

There will be no change to Gate 20 operations. It will remain open for all authorized users.

During the construction time, employees with access can use several electronic gates as well.

The Fort McCoy Visitor Center, building 35, will remain open and accessible throughout the construction period. The center is located next to the current main gate and assists customers with installation passes, military ID cards and military retiree support.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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