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Main Gate construction schedule takes shape

The 51st Civil Engineer Squadron looks forward to the two-year process to deliver a modern, efficient, and safe Main Gate to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The project will be completed in three phases with the first phase estimated to begin in April. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

The 51st Civil Engineer Squadron looks forward to the two-year process to deliver a modern, efficient, and safe Main Gate to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The project will be completed in three phases with the first phase estimated to begin in April. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Funding for the Main Gate renovation project here was recently granted and construction is estimated to begin in April.

The 51st Civil Engineer Squadron looks forward to the two-year process to deliver a modern, efficient, and safe base entry control point similar to the newly opened Morin Gate.

While the construction schedule remains tentative, the renovations will be completed in three phases.

Phase one is estimated to last 13 months and will affect parking in the lot on the north side of Songtan Road and half of the lot on the south side of the road.

Phase two is estimated to last four months and will affect the other half of the south lot while the north lot will reopen.

Phase three is estimated to last seven months. All lots will be open, but there will be no vehicle access through the Main Gate during this phase.

Pedestrian access, AAFES taxi services, access to shops near the south lot, access to Osan Elementary, and the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron shuttle will not be affected by construction during any phase of the project.

The 51st CES notes that the new Morin Gate is a great option for accessing the base and will be open throughout the entirety of the Main Gate project.

The 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office will continue to provide updates on the construction schedule and progress as the project continues.