The road construction that began Oct. 1, 2019 will reach substantial completion next week. The realignment of 20th St. and G Ave. is complete, new security barricades have been installed, and a new roadway now extends to the NNSA Complex (scheduled for occupancy in December 2021). KAFB is also installing canopies over the Eubank Gate checkpoints.
On Monday, Aug. 17, two lanes inbound and three lanes outbound at Eubank Gate will open; the Sandia contractor gate will close. Watch for more details.
The new gate hours
Wyoming Gate: 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. / 7 days a week (effective April 6, 2020)
Gibson Gate: 24 hours / 7 days a week (effective April 6, 2020)
Eubank Gate: CLOSED (effective April 6, 2020)
Carlisle Gate: 5:30 - 8:30 a.m INBOUND; 3:30-5:30 p.m. OUTBOUND / Monday through Friday
Sandia Contractor Gate: Monday to Friday, 5:30 – 10:30 a.m., for inbound traffic only; 11:00 a.m. - 6 p.m., for outbound traffic only
Check out THIS VIDEO on what to expect during the Eubank Gate construction.
The purpose of the project is to realign the 20th and G St. intersection with a street leading to the new National Nuclear Security Administration Albuquerque Complex and address security concerns at the Eubank Gate.
Construction will start in the fall of 2019. The project will impact employees who access the base via the Eubank Gate.
Impacts to commuters are not anticipated until after the first of the year. Impacts may include reconfigured inbound and outbound lanes, road construction delays, and possibly gate closure if necessary.
Construction updates may be shared among multiple platforms like this website, the Kirtland Air Force Base App, and email. People can download the free Kirtland Air Force Base App to receive notifications via smart phones at the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
Eubank Gate Construction Phase Plan
Eubank Gate Project Overview/Timeline
More information about the project, schedules and what to expect, check out the information provided from the most recent public meetings held Jan. 14 and 15, 2020.
KAFB Eubank Gate Construction - Public Meetings Jan. 2020
How many lanes will be closed during construction? For most phases of the construction, the number of inbound and outbound lanes will remain the same by utilizing the Sandia contractor gate.
Are there plans to increase inbound and outbound lanes at the Eubank gate? This project does not increase the number of lanes at the gate. The purpose of the project is to realign the 20th and G St. intersection with a street leading to the new National Nuclear Security Administration Albuquerque Complex and address security concerns at the Eubank Gate.
Can more gates be open 24/7 during construction? During construction, hours may be adjusted at other gates and published on the KAFB website and app.
Will the Sandia contractor gate be open to traffic during construction? Sandia’s contractor gate (located south of the Eubank gate) will be utilized. Access for Sandia’s contractors will move to KAFB’s contractor gate (off Gibson, just west of Carlisle).
Can KAFB open the South Valley Gate during construction? The South Valley Gate was permanently closed on Oct. 12, 2018.