Community members and visitors should be advised of temporary changes at Schofield Barracks' gates and the Visitor Control Center because of construction at Lyman Gate beginning June 30.
The Schofield Barracks' VCC will temporarily move to Kawamura Gate on Wheeler Army Airfield off of Kamehameha Highway while upgrades are made at Lyman Gate.
All visitors and contractors who do not have a valid military identification card must use the temporary VCC at Kawamura Gate to obtain a visitor's pass to access Schofield Barracks.
The gate modernization effort will improve traffic flow through Lyman Gate by creating queue lanes and allow U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii to process installation visitor passes more efficiently while enhancing security.
Gate hours will be modified as follows:
- Kawamura Gate and the Visitor Control Center, open 24 hours, as of June 30
- Foote Gate, open 24 hours, July 5
- Kunia Gate, will be open, 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., as of July 5
- Lyman Gate will be closed, July 5 - 8
- And Lyman Gate will be open, 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., as of July 9
Drivers may encounter potential delays around Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield due to a change in traffic patterns. Commuters should allow extra travel time, especially during morning and peak traffic hours.
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is asking drivers for their patience during the project. The VCC will reopen at Lyman Gate once construction is complete at the end of August.
The VCC relocation will not impact visitors attending the Fourth of July Celebration. Lyman, Foote, McNair, and Macomb Gates will be open for public access to Schofield Barracks; however, visitors will need to show a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and safety check. Vehicle inspections will be conducted.
Current gate hours and updates will be posted to the garrison website.