Ellsworth AFB Access Gates

Ellsworth AFB Access Gates

In August of 2009 construction of new access gates for Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota was awarded to Dean Kurtz Construction.

The project includes the replacement of three of the Base's current access gates - the Patriot Gate, Bismarck Gate, and Liberty Gate - with new, state of the art guard houses and upgraded security measures. The Bismarck Gate and the Liberty Gate are also getting vehicle inspection facilities to enhance vehicle inspection operations. The Liberty Gate will also get a new Visitor Contact Center.

The Owner is the Department of the Air Force and the Architect is HDR Engineering. The Patriot Gate opened in July 2010; the Bismarck Gate opened in August 2010, with the Liberty Gate expected to open in the spring of 2011.

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