YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Final road construction touches will force one of Yongsan’s busiest vehicle gates to close for a week, officials said Thursday.

Beginning Saturday, Gate 7 on Yongsan’s Main Post side will close to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The gate is scheduled to reopen at midnight, June 11, Army Corps of Engineers officials said.

To make up for the closure, Gate 3 — near the Navy Club on the east side of Main Post — will be open for vehicles 24 hours a day; normally, entry and exit hours at Gate 3 are limited for vehicles, but not pedestrians.

Gate 3 will be open only to inbound vehicles from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outbound vehicles can use the gate from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. That system will be in place because there isn’t enough room at the gate for both incoming and outgoing vehicles, officials said.

Officials recommend drivers also make use of the overpass built between South Post and Main Post further down the road. That overpass, which opened Dec. 31, has eliminated the need to show ID cards when traveling from one side of Yongsan to the other.

Initially, traffic was piling up at the Main Post end of the overpass, but military police are now stationed at the intersection and direct traffic during peak hours.

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