Camp Humphreys opening gate for construction traffic
May 13, 2007
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Camp Humphreys residents should see fewer construction vehicles lumbering through the busiest parts of the post when a new gate opens Monday.
The newly built Wonjung-ri construction gate, across from the northwest portion of Desiderio Army Airfield, is only for vehicles going to and from Zoeckler Station and MP Hill, where gyms and barracks are going up.
The gate will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
About 500 construction vehicles traverse various parts of the post daily, including those working at the Zoeckler Station and MP Hill sites. About 300 of that total will go through the new gate, post officials said.
Previously, construction vehicles moving to and from Zoeckler Station and MP Hill had to use the post’s CPX gate and, more recently, a new “commercial” branch of the gate. That took them past some of the post’s most pedestrian-heavy areas: Beacon Hill, the main gate, the pedestrian gate, the Alaska Mining Company restaurant and other popular sites, Camp Humphreys spokesman Bob McElroy said.
“You’ve got quite a bit going on during the day, and with a lot of pedestrian traffic and taxi traffic, it’s just more prudent to keep construction vehicles away from that in the interests of the pedestrians’ safety,” McElroy said.
The new gate will use the same security measures and personnel as other gates on post.
The newest gate is the fourth temporary construction gate put in on the post. The others are Mool gate, a gate at MP Hill and the Hamjeong gate south of MP Hill.