Brian Hill

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2021) — As construction of the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital continues, portions of Headquarters, Hawaii and Illinois avenues will be closed for about six months beginning March 1.

During this phase of construction, the south entrance to the Emergency Room from Illinois Ave. will be the only open entrance (Illinois Ave. will no longer be a through street).

In addition, the current ER parking lot will be extremely limited. Headquarters Ave. east of Missouri Ave. will not be a through street and Hawaii Ave. will not continue to Headquarters Ave. from 1st Street.

This work is heavily weather dependent and could be subject to delays due to inclement weather.

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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.

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