F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE – The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) installed temporary signals at two intersections in the Cheyenne area this week.
Crews will started the work this week by installing the signals at the intersection of Happy Jack near F.E. Warren Base Gate 2 and east of Interstate 25 at Missile Drive and the I-25 northbound ramps.
WYDOT anticipated minimal impacts to traffic. The signals will be functioning normally like other traffic signals.
WYDOT will also install permanent signals at those intersections. Officials anticipate the Wyoming Transportation Commission will award the work for the permanent signals in April with a contract completion date in December.
The temporary and permanent signals are solutions WYDOT and F.E. Warren Air Force Base officials devised after Gate 2 became the main entrance to the base. F.E. Warren Air Force Base officials closed Gate 1, off Randall Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, last July to improve security at the base. The visitor’s center at Gate 1 remains open.
As a result of the closure of Gate 1, there has been an increase in traffic at Gate 2. Officials anticipate the signals will help with the increase in traffic.