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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:58am

Ribbon Cutting Planned For Fort Benning Gateway

A $6.8 million project to create a gateway into Fort Benning from Interstate Highway 185 is completed.

Gateways Foundation Chairman John Flournoy will join Georgia Department of Transportation board member Sam Wellborn, Fort Benning commander, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown and Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson for a ribbon-cutting Thursday at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

The 56-acre gateway has 20 water fountains which can shoot water 20 feet into the air. Behind them are 20 illuminated 50-foot flag poles.

Four monuments have been erected along Victory Drive as part of the gateway to represent the Infantry School and Armor School at the Maneuver Center of Excellence.