Eielson works on solution to gate traffic congestion

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Earlier in the week, the Eielson Air Force Base gate had traffic backed up over half a mile onto the Richardson Highway as a result of motorists waiting to go through.
According to Eielson Public Affairs, stop signs were recently placed at the gate to aid visitors unfamiliar with standard gate procedures, letting them know to wait for the guard before they try to proceed on-base
After these signs were put in place, the traffic congestion increased to the level witnessed on Monday.
In order to mitigate that congestion, officials are taking the stop signs down in the mornings during times of high traffic congestion.
In a statement from Eielson Public Affairs, they said, "During these hours, the majority of individuals attempting to access the installation are already familiar with base entry procedures."