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Construction underway near Hill Aerospace Museum, Roy Gate at Hill AFB

A graphical depiction of construction adjacent to the Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, that will result in new inbound and outbound turning lanes and a traffic signal.

Construction adjacent to the Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will result in new inbound and outbound turning lanes and a traffic signal. The changes are being made to accommodate the development and traffic in the area. (U.S. Air Force graphic by David Perry)

The construction site of the Northrup Grumman Roy Innovation Center situated adjacent to the Hill Aerospace Museum appears with snow covered ground, blue skies, and snow-capped mountains in the background.

Construction of the Northrup Grumman Roy Innovation Center situated adjacent to the Hill Aerospace Museum Dec. 6, 2019, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The facility will feature 230,000 square feet of office space to accommodate 1,200 employees.(U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- A number of new construction projects in progress or planned for near the Hill Aerospace Museum and Roy Gate are expected to last through the winter and into early next year.

The construction is in support of Hill Air Force Base’s ongoing Falcon Hill development project, an effort to replace 1.5 million square feet of antiquated buildings on base with retail, hotel, office and restaurant accommodations through a public-private agreement.

A project to construct a Northrup Grumman Roy Innovation Center situated adjacent to the Hill Aerospace Museum began in September and will feature 230,000 square feet of office space to accommodate 1,200 employees.

Base officials said due to the size and scope of the building project, other construction in the area will be required in the coming months to support the development and facilitate traffic in the area.

Excavation just north of the Roy Gate recently began to expand and enhance a storm water retention pond as a result of the new building.

The intersection currently used to access the Hill Aerospace Museum will be widened as well with a turn lane and acceleration lane added to the road. In addition, a traffic light will be added to the intersection to improve access to both the museum and new Falcon Hill development.

Other small construction efforts related to connecting the utilities to the building will also take place.

Officials said people who use the Roy Gate need to be aware of the upcoming development activity and are urged to exercise caution during their commutes when workers and heavy equipment are present.

Traffic on and off the installation will periodically be impacted throughout the construction period. However, officials said work will be performed on the weekends as much as possible to ease any associated traffic congestion.

The projects are scheduled to be finished by May 2020.