News | Jan. 9, 2020

Construction on new east gate at DSCR on schedule for spring opening

By Leon Moore DLA Aviation Public Affairs

If you work on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, and either heard or seen construction crews, with their cranes, forklifts and big trucks coming or going over the last close to two years, you know a change is coming.

Alexander Vazquez, general engineer, Defense Installation Management Richmond’s Installation Operations Division said the construction on the new Jefferson Davis Highway entry point began in late spring/early summer of 2018 and is more than 70% complete. 

He said the project, slated to be operational sometime late spring 2020, includes new access roads, active and passive barriers and a new gatehouse.

The current Jefferson Davis Highway entry point, which was built in 1942, doesn’t meet current federal security and Department of Defense anti-terrorism standards despite undergoing numerous renovations and improvements throughout the years. Vazquez said the new entry gate will put the center in full compliance.

“The new gate will provide for better security to those who work and visit Defense Supply Center Richmond and puts us in compliance with state-of-the-art, DoD anti-terrorism requirements,” he said.

Vazquez said because the current gate holds historical significance, it will be renovated back it to its original condition as much as possible and preserved.