Camp Lejeune Marine Base could have another entrance

Posted by Debra Worley - email

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Design work is underway for a planned project to add a new entrance to Camp Lejeune.

"We have currently developed a proposal to locate the new entry point on (NC) 24 west of the existing main gate," said Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Robin Willis in a statement.  "The final siting decision is dependent upon a Record of Decision to be approved by the Secretary of the Navy."

According to a MACTEC announcement of the award, the proposed entry will help mitigate traffic congestion resulting from the recent Grow the Force initiatives at Camp Lejeune.

The design includes 6.5 miles of new four-lane roadway, three major interchanges and three major bridge crossings, MACTEC said.

The design work for the proposed new entrance is expected to take a year.

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