Rerouted GA Highway 38 & 119 Leads to the New Main Entry Gate and Visitors Center
The project consisted of establishing a new Main Entry Gate location into Fort Stewart and was designed to comply with the Army standard design for Access Control Points. For the project, existing Georgia Highways 119 and 38 were demolished and rerouted to the new gate location. This was accomplished in phases along with coordination and review by the GDOT, the City of Hinesville and the Corps of Engineers Area Office. All design was performed to meet GDOT standards. The new guard entry gate is covered by a canopy.
Next to the gate, an 892 SF Visitors Center was constructed using a standing seam metal roof, concrete floor, steel stud/gypsum board interior wall system, a non-load bearing steel stud brick veneer exterior wall system. Interior finishes are painted gypsum, suspended ceilings, and vinyl floors. Drainage and erosion control were key features in the civil design. Supporting facilities included utilities, electric service, exterior lighting, fire protection and alarm systems, paving, walkways, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, and information systems. Anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) measures were included in the project in accordance with the “DoD Anti-terrorism building standards”. The steel frame “coastal southern style” Visitors Center and Main Gate Canopy were designed and constructed incorporating Sustainable Design principles. Some of the Sustainable Design measures included incorporating shading to prevent heat islands, utilizing native plants to eliminate the need for a permanent irrigation system, implementing a Construction Waste Management Plan, low VOC paints and adhesive green carpet to achieve a Bronze SPiRiT rating.
Also included were a truck by-pass around the Visitors Center and the Entry Gate plus parking for visitors. This project was on a fast track schedule requiring the main gate be kept open at all times.
Main Entry Gate Fort Stewart, GA
Rerouted GA Highway 119 and 38 leads to the “coastal southern style” new entry gate and visitors center.