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Robins closes Gate 5 for construction project

Beginning Monday, a construction project closed Gate 5 to all commuters leaving Robins Air Force Base.

The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 16. It will not affect traffic coming into the base.

Workers will lay a spike strip to “prevent anyone coming into the base the wrong way,” said Paul Kelley, director of the 78th Civil Engineering Squadron.

Gate 5 feeds into Martin Luther King Boulevard, one of the busiest roads on the base.

Robins Air Force Base officials have been planning the closure for “the last six months,” according to Kelley. He estimated that the project will cost $15,000 to $20,000.