Keesler adjusts gate schedule for construction, Cruisin’ the Coast

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  • 81 Training Wing Public Affairs

Gate operations at Keesler Air Force Base will be adjusted Sept. 23 – Oct. 14 as the city of Biloxi completes underground construction repairs along White Avenue and the city hosts the 23rd Annual Cruisin’ the Coast event.

There will be adjusted gate operations for the White Avenue and Meadows Drive gates starting Sept. 23. Pass Road gate will remain open and unaffected. During this time, Biloxi will install new water, sewer and storm drains at the intersection of White Ave and Father Ryan Ave. Keesler will continue adjusted gate operations during Cruisin’ the Coast, the biggest annual event in the state of Mississippi, which is expected to bring traffic to a standstill along Highway 90. More than 8,000 cars and/or participants are expected at the event, which begins Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 13.

During this time, Keesler gate hours are as follows:

- Meadows Road Gate (Gate 1): Open to inbound and outbound traffic under 24 hour operations from 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 through 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

- White Avenue Gate: Closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning at 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, and will remain closed until 5:30 a.m. Monday, October 14.

- Pass Road Gate: Will remain open 24 hours.

- Visitor Center: Monday through Friday operations will move to both the Pass Road and Meadows Road Gates. The vetting process will remain the same.

It is advised that base personnel attempt to get visitor passes issued during the week. Please be flexible as you may experience a longer than usual wait for a visitor pass due to increased visitor traffic. 

All gate hours will resume normal hours of operation beginning October 14.

For more information on the adjusted gate schedule, please contact 81st Training Wing Public Affairs at 228-377-1179 or email