Workers, visitors and anyone on roads around Naval Support Facility Dahlgren can expect traffic delays next week as the Navy base participates in its annual exercise, Citadel Shield–Solid Curtain 2019.

Planned Monday through Friday, the exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless inter-operability among the commands, other services and agency partners. The exercise is conducted each year on all Navy installations in the continental U.S. and is a regularly scheduled event, not in response to any specific threat.

On Tuesday through Thursday, access to Dahlgren Road and the main gate from 12th Street will be unavailable. Commuters and visitors can expect traffic delays during peak arrival and departure hours around the main gate.

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