FORT LEE, Va. – Fort Lee’s Shop Road Gate will close to all in- and out-bound traffic beginning Nov. 20.

The commercial entrance will undergo security and road improvements and is schedule to reopen Jan. 26. During that time, all commercial traffic to the installation will be rerouted to the Sisisky Boulevard Gate.

“Fort Lee military, DoD civilians, family members and other regular patrons may experience delays at the Sisisky Boulevard Gate, especially in the first few weeks following the closure,” said Tony Dewitt, director of emergency services. “With the exception of commercial traffic, we advise the Fort Lee community to enter the installation at one of four other access points during this temporary closure.”

Visitors will still enter post from the Lee Avenue Gate after obtaining their access pass at the Visitor Control Center there.

The full gate schedule as of Nov. 20 will be:

  • Sisisky Boulevard: Always open
  • Lee Avenue: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily
  • Mahone Avenue: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends and federal holidays
  • A Avenue: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday; closed weekends and federal holidays
  • Shop Road (commercial vehicle entrance): CLOSED
  • Temple Avenue: 4:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (inbound and outbound) and 4-6 p.m. (outbound only) Monday – Friday; closed weekends and federal holidays
  • Jackson Circle: Always open to staff, residents and authorized guests

More information regarding access to Fort Lee is available online at

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Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI. Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and maintenance. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.


Sarah Gauvin
Fort Lee Public Affairs
(804) 734-6965