KITTERY — The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is getting an improved security gate.

The $6.2 million project at the shipyard in Kittery will upgrade the second of two gates. It will have three inbound lanes, including one for trucks, two outbound lanes and a much larger guard booth. The current gate has only two lanes with a small guard house in between.

The project is scheduled to be finished by the spring of 2013.

Funding for the project was approved by Congress in Fiscal Year 2010.

The shipyard’s primary gate already incorporates protection measures planned for the second gate.


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