Daegu camp gates will close at times for security upgrade
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Motorists at camps Henry and Walker in Daegu will face occasional gate closings over the next three months as workers install new security features to thwart intruders.
The $1.2 million project is to run from April 28 to July 19 and calls for construction of new guard booths and several obstacles — traffic arms, pop-up barriers and bollards — post-like objects that can hinder ramming attempts.
“Since 9/11 we’ve been engaged in this global war on terror and we are increasingly concerned about the security of our installations,” said Kevin Jackson, spokesman for the U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu.
“This will therefore significantly improve the security of our installations and the people that live and work on them,” Jackson said.
The project is part of an Army-wide push to upgrade installation security, he said.
At Camp Walker, work is to run from April 28 through June 8.
Pedestrians going in or out of either installation can do so as usual during the project. But at Camp Walker, officials recommend all visitors be signed onto the post at Gate 4.
Only inbound vehicles will be allowed into Gate 4 during construction.
Commercial trucks and buses must use Gate 7 at the H-805 Heliport to enter and exit the installation from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.
Private vehicles may use Gate 7 for entry and exit, and Gate 6 for exit only.
Gate 7 will be closed from May 18 to 20 for Armed Forces Day activities scheduled at the Heliport.
At Camp Henry, work is scheduled for June 9 through July 29.
Gate 1 will be closed to all traffic from June 9 through June 29. Gate 2 will be used for entry and exit.
Work on Gate 2 will run from June 30 through July 19. During that time, Gate 1 will be open to traffic both ways.