03/21/2012
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base according to the Skywrighter

Road closures slated for Wright-Patterson base area

Construction projects are in full swing near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this spring according to the Skywrighter. Some local projects that are being done that may affect local roads include demolishing Building 89 and restoring that area to greenspace. The building was originally constructed in 1943 and occupies over 176,000 square feet. Repairs are not feasible, and the space is currently vacant. Prior occupants include the Air Force Security Assistance Center. The goal of the construction projects is to reduce the Air Force-led joint base real property and its associated costs by 20 percent from the baseline that was established in 2006 to completion in 2020. Funds have been set aside to help with the demolition costs. By demolishing Building 89 alone, the Air Force will save significant manpower and maintenance costs. Full-scale exterior demolition will begin in the spring of 2012.

Another project beginning in early April 2012 will fill in the sunken driveway areas around Building 1 to provide entrances to the building at ground level. Building 1 is located near Wright Avenue and Allbrook Drive by Gate 1A. Facilities supported by the building include the Comptroller Squadron, the Force Support Squadron, the Logistics Readiness Division and the Contracting Directorate. Pedestrian access will be improved to Buildings 1 and 2 by eliminating vehicular traffic around the building. A deteriorating retaining wall is also being demolished. Projects in the area may cause short utility outages and temporary road closures. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2012.