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Gate operating hour changes

Effective Wednesday at 5 a.m., Fort Hood re-opened two previously closed gates. Gate 2A, which feeds into post from State Highway 195 (Fort Hood Street in Killeen), and Gate 21, also known as 79th Street Gate, are now both open weekdays from 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Additionally, two other gates have extended their operating hours. Gate 4, the Warrior Way Gate, is now open weekdays from 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; while Gate 5, at East Range Road, is now open daily 24/7.

Although all open gates will resume full staffing during the heaviest volume of traffic times of 5 a.m.-1 p.m., post officials note that drivers should be aware that as more people return to work, traffic flow will increase at all gates. Drivers could experience longer commute times during peak traffic hours and should consider altering gates to find the most efficient route. Officials anticipate that the traffic flow through the installation’s gates will settle into a more predictable steady state as the post transitions to normal.