Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

 

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
 
The original 'Point' was on the south side of the Neuse River east of Hancock Creek, and the word 'Cherry' came from cherry trees that at one time grew on the point.

 

 Important Announcements

TRAFFIC UPDATES

The N.C. Department of Transportation contractor S.T. Wooten is conducting work to widen the stretch of U.S. Highway 70 near the Slocum Gate area during the next couple of months. Drivers should expect lanes of traffic to close nightly, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers are advised to be attentive and to proceed with care while transiting the area.

NC Department of Transportation will be conducting road work, which requires a lane closure in the far right, outbound lane just outside the Main Gate, during multiple days from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1.

Below are the coordinating dates and times of the lane closures. 

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2019 (Overnight Closure) 
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Signs will be placed to help guide motorist along the modified traffic pattern. Officials advise commuters to factor in the closures and obstruction in traffic flow when planning trips.

Public Works Department will be conducting maintenance in the median on Slocum Road adjacent to the Fuel Depot, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. There will be clearing of debris and installation of sod in the center island at that location. Traffic in the area will be directed through the unimproved dirt/gravel area to allow for the maintenance. It is advised that patrons try to avoid that area during the timeframe, and that commuters factor in the obstruction in traffic flow when planning trips.


ORDER PROHIBITS USE OF CATFISH LAKE ROAD 

An unpaved road frequently used by Eastern North Carolina Marines and Sailors is now effectively prohibited for use by military personnel, according to a new order.  The Order is punitive in nature, and service members found in violation are punishable under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Read the Order >>