New security change to affect inbound motorists

26 Jun 2007 | Cpl. James B. Hoke

Contractors began work June 4 on a $4.5 million construction project at the East Gate here.

The project, slated for Fall 2007 completion, upgrades structural security measures at the gate, provides a new building for Marines standing guard duty, and brings a new vehicle registration building to the installation.

The new vehicle registration building, designed to enhance installation security and improve traffic flow, will require motorists coming aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to obtain a vehicle pass or decal.

“Instead of coming through the gate and saying, ‘where is vehicle registration?’ to get your vehicle registered, you are going to register your vehicle right there,” said Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Flynt, the provost marshal’s office services chief here.

“These improvements create a gateway to a world-class facility that enhances both security and efficiency for drivers and military police,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Koffel, executive officer, MCAS Miramar. “The command appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding during construction.”

Once complete, the East Gate will return to its normal two inbound and outbound lanes of traffic.

Crews are working to complete the majority of the construction this fall.
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