Redstone Leaders Ask Drivers to Consider Alternatives to Gate 9 Route

Redstone Arsenal sign (WHNT News 19)

Redstone Arsenal sign (WHNT News 19)

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.  – It’s been a hot topic for the last few weeks — traffic to get onto Redstone Arsenal. According to a press release, Redstone Arsenal officials continue to monitor traffic flow during peek commute hours and have determined that many drivers may benefit by using a route other than through Gate 9, the Arsenal’s most heavily used gate.

“We’re still seeing a backup at Gate 9 during the morning rush hours,” said Redstone Arsenal spokesman, Chris Colster. “At other gates, traffic is much lighter. So we encourage each driver to take a look at his or her route in the morning and see if they might adjust what they’re doing.”

In late January, Redstone officials had to shut down gates and lanes due to a mandate by the US Army Installation Management Command to reduce its security guard force.

“Traffic patterns are still normalizing after the lane closures,” said Colster. “Now is a good time for drivers to look at options other than Gate 9 which might save them some time.”

Redstone officials are in the process of hiring new gate guards.

“We are asking a lot of our gate guards right now,” said Colster. “They contribute to our excellent security and we should all thank them at every opportunity.”

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