Reminder of 'stop-and-proceed' entry procedure at all gates

Drivers approaching all gates are reminded to stop at posted areas when entering NAS Patuxent River, only proceeding forward when they have been signaled by the gate sentry to do so.

NAS Patuxent River will open an additional lane to incoming traffic at Pax River’s Gate 1 during peak traffic hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Aug. 1. The move is aimed at alleviating an increase in gate traffic that has seen wait times of 30 minutes or more during peak traffic hours. Gates 2 and 3 remain open, and personnel are encouraged to use them as well.

“Current manning restraints coupled with a greater volume of personnel returning to work on base has necessitated opening an additional lane at Gate 1 to mitigate backups,” said Capt. Derrick Kingsley, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer.