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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Leaders Mull Options for Improving Cargo Access at Robins

  • March 28, 2011
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Officials at Robins Air Force Base along with community and state leaders are considering several options for adding an eastern cargo entrance to the Middle Georgia base as a way to reduce pollution and congestion outside an existing gate for delivery trucks.

A new Defense Logistics Agency warehouse facility at Robins and the likelihood that a public-private project adding capacity to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center will go ahead are fueling the need for a new entrance, reports macon.com. One concern is that air pollution generated by trucks idling at the existing gate could lead to the Environmental Protection Agency designating the region a nonattainment area. That could hurt the air logistics center’s ability to take on more work.

The state Department of Transportation will be conducting initial surveys to select among at least three routes ranging in cost from $50 million to $400 million.

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