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Traffic problems loom for Macon's Robins Air Force Base

WARNER ROBINS — Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, told a group of community leaders Monday that traffic congestion coming into Robins Air Force Base is increasingly becoming a concern for base officials.

Peyer spoke during a four-hour Robins Regional Progress Report conference at the Museum of Aviation.

She recalled a long wait to enter the base after returning to the installation from an event last week.

"I was just amazed," Peyer said. "Our folks face this every day."

The topic of traffic congestion figures to become an increasingly elevated concern in the coming weeks.

On Memorial Day, the base will close its Russell Parkway entrance, Gate 14, for two months of renovations. The base will launch similar construction projects on the Watson Boulevard and Green Street gates after the Russell Parkway gate project is complete, Peyer said.

The closures come just as the base hires hundreds of additional maintenance workers and welcomes a small Marine Corps Reserve unit, which officially will relocate to Robins on June 23. There will be more people, with fewer gates to come through.

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