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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 21, 2020) — Fort Leonard Wood drivers are cautioned to expect some traffic delays as heavy earthmoving equipment is set to begin frequent crossings of First Street across from the Logistics Readiness Center, Building 380, near the soccer fields.
According to JE Dunn Construction spokesperson Tommy Turner, the crossings are scheduled to start no sooner than Sept. 2 and should last about one month.
Traffic will be managed by flagmen.
The hospital construction project – awarded to Kansas City, Missouri based firm JE Dunn Construction with RLF Architects of Orlando, Florida – is expected to be completed in autumn 2024.
The new hospital will be located on 52 acres just northeast of the existing hospital. Facilities to be constructed include a 235,400-square-foot hospital, 193,300-square-foot clinic, central utility plant, emergency back-up generators, five-bay ambulance garage, helipad and supporting facilities.
The existing hospital will then be demolished, and renovation of the existing optical fabrication lab and parking improvements are slated to follow.
(Editor’s note: Information for this story was provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and JE Dunn Construction.)
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission