Source: Wamego Smoke Signal

Fort Riley's Rifle Range Access Control Point to close for construction

May 14, 2014

Beginning May 12, the Rifle Range Road Gate will be closed to accommodate construction of the new Fort Riley Elementary School located in the Colyer Forsyth neighborhood at Fort Riley.

"All access to the Forsyth housing area will not be affected," said Mark Dombrowski, chief, Security Branch, Directorate of Emergency Services. "This closure will mitigate traffic and safety concerns that would be incurred by the construction."

The closure will include barriers west of Dakota Street and block off trails leading to the construction area.

"The impacts would be that pedestrian vehicles will not be able to gain access to the installation through Rifle Range Road Access Control Point (ACP) and no one will be able to access the tank trail from the south that would lead to Breakneck Lake or connect to Kitty Road," Dombrowski explained.

During the closure, other access control points at Estes Road, Grant Avenue, Four Corners and Trooper Avenue will remain open to facilitate movement on post.

Estes and Grant ACPs will continue to operate on their current schedules from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and closed on Sundays and federal holidays. Four Corners and Trooper ACPs will remain open 24/7.

Drivers should adjust their routes during the closure period, which is expected to last until the start of the 2015-2016 school year when the new school is scheduled to open.

For more information regarding the closure, call Fort Riley Public Affairs, 785-240-1795 or 785-239-3358.