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Red light, green light, GO! Stop-and-go traffic on Sweeney to see improvements

By Melissa Walther 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

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Drivers headed through the West Gate may have noticed some slower drive times with the completion of the Lee Road construction and the installation of a new traffic light.

"The primary purpose of the project was for safety and service," said Paul Baake, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron civil engineer. "Before, Lee Road came out in front of the active barriers, right after the gate, so there was a lot of traffic in that location; it provided a poor level of service and needed the improvement."

The rerouted Lee Road now joins Sweeney Boulevard after the active barriers as traffic comes onto base.

"We're planning some minor adjustments that should be completed in the next month or so, to help with the flow of traffic on Sweeney Boulevard," Baake said. "Right now, when a car pulls up at Lee Road it cues the light, and we've asked the contractors to address that. So drivers should see improvements soon."

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