Hours Of Operation To Change At Fort Riley Access Control Points


Beginning 5 a.m. May 1, Fort Riley will reopen the Four Corners access control point (off Old Highway 77) for 24-hours-day, seven-days-week operation and change the hours of operation at both Estes Street and Ogden access control points.

The Estes Street access control point (off Old Highway 77) will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Ogden access control point will also close overnight and be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Opening access at Four Corners will enable first responders on Fort Riley to reach the northern training areas more quickly and will allow military vehicles moving between training areas to stay within the boundaries of Fort Riley. Reducing the hours of operation at both the Estes and Ogden access control points will reduce the need to assign Soldiers from 1st Infantry Division units to guard duty. The changes will help maintain Soldiers’ readiness for future training and deployment requirements.

In addition to those changes, construction on Trooper Drive during May and June will require overnight closures of the Trooper access control point (near the main post exchange and commissary). From May 1 through June 27, Trooper gate will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To accommodate overnight traffic, the Rifle Range Road access control point (near Fort Riley Elementary School) will open from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night from May 1 through June 27.

The Henry Drive access control point (Exit 301, I-70) will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Operating hours also remain unchanged at Grant Gate (from Grant St. in Junction City) and the 12th Street commercial access control point (off K-18).

Visitors to Fort Riley who do not have Department of Defense ID cards will need to get a pass from the Visitor Control Center at Exit 301, I-70, or travel with a DOD ID cardholder who can serve as a Trusted Traveler.

For more information about accessing Fort Riley, visit and click on the “Accessing Fort Riley” link or call 785-239-2982.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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