New gate to be built at NAS Oceana

Map courtesy http://www.navsea.navy.mil/
Map courtesy http://www.navsea.navy.mil/

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Navy will begin construction on a new main gate for the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana on Friday.

The new Entry Control Point will stand along Dam Neck Road, according to Kelley Stirling, a NAS Oceana spokesperson. The construction contract was awarded to Tetra Tech and includes a new military working dog kennel, a Navy Special Warfare Development Group visitor center, improved perimeter security and the man ECP upgrade.

During construction, Stirling said traffic is expected to be heavier that usual. The Navy suggests those heading to the station should carpool, bike or adjust work hours to help cut down on traffic congestion.

Additionally, the Commanding Officer has mandated all commercial vehicles to be inspected at the inspection station on Tomcat Boulevard before heading to the Dam Neck Annex.

The cost for the construction is about $18.5 million, with the gate itself costing $5.38 million.

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