There are a lot of updates happening in and around Fort Drum right now as we work to improve access and facilities for our community. While all of this construction is underway you should be aware of Access Control Point hours and roadwork that could delay your commute. Please note the hours and dates listed below and add some extra time to your drive in preparation for these changes.
Please note the hours listed below and plan to use the appropriate Access Control Point.
Nash Gate at Rt. 26: Starting January 28th this temporary gate will become restricted to in-bound traffic only. The Access Control Point will continue to be open from 0530 to 0730 but this change in traffic pattern means that this ACP can no longer be used to access the airfield from Fort Drum proper.
This change is being made due to safety concerns for the security personnel conducting access control operations. Accumulated snow and ice makes the narrow roadway even narrower and there is no way to adequately protect the security personnel who have to stand in the roadway. Two way traffic increases the possible risk of injury or worse due to slippery roads. Personnel are not authorized to turn onto Nash Blvd and then conduct a U-turn to cross over NYS Route 26 and circumvent the traffic control device. Jersey barriers will be placed on the roadway of Nash Blvd to prevent this from occurring. Once you are on Nash Blvd you will be required to enter Fort Drum and then proceed to Gas Alley ACP to exit.
This change will remain in effect until April 15th. Please remember, this gate is only authorized for use by personnel with a Government issued ID (CAC, DD form 2, DD Form 1173). RAPIDGate IDs or drivers licenses are not authorized identification for access through this gate.
45th Infantry Division ACP: Closed daily from 0700 – 0830 to accommodate PT routes
Munn’s Corner ACP: Closed indefinitely
Access Control Point Hours:
Iraqi Freedom: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mount Belvedere: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Oneida (Gas Alley): Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Wheeler Sack Army Airfield: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Black River: Open 0530 - 1900 weekdays; Closed weekends, holidays and DONSA
Nash Gate at Rt. 26: Open 0530 - 0730 weekdays; Incoming traffic only, Closed weekends, holidays and DONSA
45th Infantry Division: Open 0600-0700 and 0830-1900 weekdays; Closed weekends, holidays and DONSA, Please Note: This Access Control Point is only open to DoD ID Card holders. Those without these credentials should utilize a different ACP.