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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The main gate at Vogelweh will permanently move starting Friday and will be restricted to inbound traffic for about the next two years because of construction, Air Force officials announced Tuesday. Outbound traffic will be directed through other gates, the officials said.

The new main gate, which also will serve Pulaski Barracks and Kapaun Air Station, is located about half a mile south of the current gate on B 270 toward Hohenecken, on the Kapaun side of the base.

The current main gate to Vogelweh is closing due to construction of the new Kaiserslautern High School, which will incorporate the gate area into its campus.

The new gate will be restricted to inbound traffic. The entry road can be accessed only by southbound traffic making a right-hand turn, according to an Air Force news release. Barriers in the road prevent left-hand turns by north-bound traffic on B 270.

The restrictions will be in place until a traffic light and road-widening project for the B 270 gate intersection is completed. Construction is scheduled to begin next summer, with an estimated finish date of summer 2013.

During the interim, all traffic must exit through the Pulaski gate or the shoppette/commissary gate. The Pulaski gate will remain an inbound and outbound gate. The shoppette/commissary gate will remain outbound only, the Air Force said.


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