Changes to site entrance gate hours of operation beginning Monday

Because of a sequestration-related reduction to the Fermilab site security budget, entrance gate hours of operation will be reduced beginning June 10. The entrance gates are staffed by a contracted third-party provider, which also provides security patrolling and response at Fermilab 24/7.

The new site entrance gate hours of operation are:
Pine Street gate: No change to hours; it will remain open 24/7.
Batavia Road gate: New hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week (reduced from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.).
Wilson Street gate: New hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (reduced from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Please note that truck traffic entering or leaving the Fermilab site after 3:30 p.m. will use the Pine Street gate. An exception applies to the passage of cryo trucks and farm vehicles, which will continue the current arrangement of using the Wilson Street gate.

While the security-related budget has been affected, the level of services provided by security officers throughout the site will remain largely unchanged, with the exception of the reduced entrance gate hours. The safety of our staff, users and visitors is of the utmost importance, and every effort has been made to minimize the impact and inconvenience.

Signage will be placed throughout the site as a reminder of the revised entrance gate hours. As always, please dial x3131 if you need to reach the Security Department in the event of an emergency or if you need assistance.

If you have questions regarding the entrance gate hours, contact Bill Flaherty, Fermilab security chief, at x4507 or at