A new traffic plan will soon take affect for Cherry Point personnel who regularly enter and exit Slocum Gate.
Federal and Department of Defense safety regulations require the air station to reduce the daily flow of traffic on Slocum Road due to its proximity to Cherry Point's Ammunition Storage Area. To meet those mandates, the air station will reduce Slocum Gate hours of operation. EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23, SLOCUM GATE WILL CLOSE AT 6 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. The current weekend schedule will remain the same.
The new schedule will remain in effect while the air station assesses the effectiveness of the change. If further gate scheduling changes become necessary, we will provide additional notifications.
While it is understood that this change will increase safety for everyone who uses that route on the air station, we also realize that it will take time for personnel to become accustomed to the new gate schedule and resulting traffic flow. Please be patient as we work toward a safety-minded solution, adjust your routes and schedules accordingly to account for the new traffic flow, and be considerate of other drivers who are making these same adjustments.
Questions and concerns related to the change in gate hours may be addressed at the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) website link located at the bottom of the Cherry Point website (http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/). Select the "Safety and Security" link, and the "Rear Gate" comment card.