ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- For approximately one week, Anniston Army Depot's main artery between the East and West sides will be inaccessible due to road and rail construction.

The construction, which is intended to correct the slope of a rail curve, will include roadway grading along a 750-foot stretch of Roosevelt Avenue, enabling vehicles to smoothly pass over the corrected rail line.

With the planned move of the Defense Non-Tactical Generator and Rail Equipment Center from Utah to Alabama, ANAD must ensure its rail infrastructure has the appropriate capabilities and capacity. This rail and road work is part of that process.

According to the Directorate of Public Works, work is scheduled to begin June 28 at 7 p.m.

While the project is on-going, vehicle traffic will be unable to travel between the East and West sides of the depot via Roosevelt.

This means those traveling from the West side to the East will exit the main gate and re-enter the depot through the Eulaton Gate. Those traveling from East to West will reverse that -- they will depart through the Eulaton Gate and re-enter through the main gate.

These movements will require extra time and the project will impact depot employees, tenants, contractors and the trucks which deliver to the installation.

Leading up to the scheduled start time, the Directorate of Public Works will keep the workforce and our community informed and will continue to share relevant information throughout the process through all-users emails and Facebook.