UPDATE: Garrison Commander to Address Arsenal Gate Changes

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Gate changes went into effect this week at Redstone Arsenal, causing headaches and delays for thousands of workers.

Redstone Arsenal Garrison Commander, COL Bill Marks, will discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Thursday. WHNT News 19 will be there.  See the updated story.

Many Arsenal workers have complained about the changes, saying no matter how early they leave they still get stuck in traffic.

The Arsenal recently closed Gate 8 for weekdays, driving more morning traffic to Gate 9, Research Park Boulevard.  There were also two wrecks that added to the gridlock this morning.

Thursday’s news conference will be the first time Arsenal officials address the gate changes publicly.  WHNT News 19 pressed for answers Wednesday, and they said they couldn’t point workers to a particular gate that might move faster than Gate 9.

They suggested you assess your daily routine and adapt to the reality of longer gate waits.  They also said the Arsenal would assess gate planning and staffing once traffic patterns normalize.