Friday, May 28, 2010

Gates Undergo Major Overhaul

~Based on Mark Guest and AU/PA stories/photos
Thanks to Mark Guest for two photos of the new gates at Maxwell AFB. "Gate 1" (Poplar Street) is now further towards Bell Street, and is called the "Bell Street Gate". "Gate 2" (Day Street) is in its same location, but is now under construction.

The construction on the Day Street Gate (AKA "Gate 2") was scheduled for completion by December 16, 2009, although it may have been delayed by inclement weather. Some features of the gate reconstruction include:

  • Construction of a canopy over the road at the gate building,

  • Repair work to the gate, and

  • Adding a restroom (for a "10-14") to the gate building

Maxwell AFB story: Gate Renovations

Bell Street Gate, Maxwell AFB, Fall 2009
(photo by Mark Guest)

Gate 1 (Poplar Street, 130 yards west of new gate) - 1979
(photo by Philip "J.P." Brown)

Day Street Gate (under construction), Maxwell AFB ~ Summer 2009
(USAF photo by Carl Bergquist)

Day Street Gate (under construction), Maxwell AFB, Fall 2009
(photo by Mark Guest)

Gate 2 (Day Street) ~ 1978
(photo by Philip "J.P." Brown)

Day Street Fence - 2010
(USAF photo by Bennett Rock)

Gate 3 (Kelly Street, next to intersection with March Street) - 1979
(photo by Philip "J.P." Brown)

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1 comment:

  1. This story was relocated to the "News" page, therefore the following two comments are recreated here:

    Don Caterson said...
    The gates don't look anything like I remember from my time at Maxwell in 1969/1970. The Bell Street Gate back then was just a little shack, with 1 lane of traffic. The Day Street Gate was also a small shack, but had 2 lanes of traffic. There was also another gate that was only open during the morning and afternoon; seems like it was near the entrance to the perimeter road.

    Philip "J.P." Brown said...

    Click on the "Photos" link at the top, then click on "Photos (things)" to see the gates from 1978, 1979, and the early 2000s.

    ~J.P. Brown