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New Traffic Access Opens

A new access control point will open June 3 at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Beulah Street, allowing vehicles with Department of Defense decals to enter Fort Belvoir.

Opening this gate is the result of a cooperative effort involving Fort Belvoir, VDOT, Senator John Warner and Congressmen James Moran and Tom Davis, along with the offices of Fairfax County Supervisors Gerry Hyland (Mt. Vernon) and Dana Kauffman (Lee).

"This is a positive step for Fort Belvoir and the surrounding community," said Col. Kurt Weaver, Fort Belvoir garrison commander. "Allowing DoD-decaled traffic to enter post at that location will reduce traffic congestion along Telegraph Road."

The gate at Telegraph Road will open on weekdays only, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will be closed weekends and holidays. Officials said adjustments to the schedule may occur after a period of review.