Traffic limited at Keesler’s Pass Road gate for upgrades

Motorists using Keesler’s Pass Road gate found partial outbound lane closures and detours as the base began a 10-week project to upgrade the gate.

The closure, which Keesler announced last week, also includes Ploesti Drive from Pass Road north to the walk-through gate near Jeff Davis Elementary School. Traffic exiting Bay Ridge housing via Curtis Drive, other than cars dropping children off for school, should turn north at Ploesti to access the base.

Inbound and outbound travel will be maintained at the Pass Road Gate by dividing the two inbound lanes. A temporary gate house will be in the grassy island where these two lanes separate.

The city will temporarily close Rodeo Drive at Pass Road to enhance safety. Traffic on Rodeo will be detoured from St. Mary Boulevard and Lewis Avenue. Once the lanes on the north side of the gate are completed, they’ll be reopened for inbound and outbound traffic and the lanes on the south side of the gate house will be closed, including Ploesti south from Pass Road to Hercules Street, for about 10 weeks.

Detour signs have been posted to notify motorists of the routes and road work.

During the project, Keesler’s Rodenberg Gate is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The big picture: To see the status of road work throughout the city, click here.