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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 https://home.army.mil/riley/ and click on the “Accessing Fort Riley” link or call 785-239-2982.

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