Access to Fort Lee around a Department of Defense Sticker is now restricted to one gate.
To obtain a temporary post vehicle pass, you will need to provide a valid registration for your vehicle, proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license.
NOTE: Advanced Individual Students attending their first military occupational skill course are not authorized privately owned vehicles.
Regardless of where you are coming from, you should plan on entering Fort Lee from one of the two gates located on State Highway 36. Driver's entering Fort Lee in the coming months should remain flexible and call the Fort Lee Police Station at (804) 734-7400 shortly before arriving as the 24-hour gate may on occasion shift from the Lee Gate to the Sisisky Gate for various reasons.
From Interstate 95: To get to Highway Route 36 from Interstate 95 take the Temple Avenue exit, continue on Temple Avenue past the Southpark Shopping Mall and through a wooded area for about three miles. Temple Avenue will end at Highway 36 directly across from Fort Lee's Sisisky Gate. Drivers of large panel vans, trucks, RVs or pulling a paneled trailer need to see the special instructions at the end of this entry; this also applies to anyone making a DITY move. If you are driving a passenger vehicle, take a right on to Highway 36 and drive about a mile to the next stoplight. At the light, take a left and pull into the right lane. The Fort Lee 24-hour visitors' center will be on the right hand side. You must stop there to get a temporary pass to enter post. This is where you will need to present your driver's license, proof of insurance and registration.
If you pass the entrance too the Petersburg Battlefield you have gone to far and need to turn around.
From Interstate 295: Take the 9B exit onto Highway Route 36. If you are driving a large panel van, truck, RV or pulling a paneled trailer or making a DITY move, you need to see the special instructions below. Once you are on Highway 36 continue through the small commercial area, shortly after you leave the commercial area you will come to a light marking the intersection where Temple Avenue meets Highway 36 and becomes Fort Lee's Sisisky Avenue, continue past this intersection for about a mile to the next stoplight, at the stoplight take a left had turn and immediately get into the right hand lane. You must stop there to get a temporary pass to enter post. This is where you will need to present your driver's license, proof of insurance and registration.
If you pass the entrance to the Petersburg Battlefield you have gone too far.
Special Instructions for drivers of large panel vans, trucks, RVs or pulling paneled trailers: Due to space constraints at the 24-hour gate you should try to arrive at Fort Lee between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. when the Sisisky Gate on Highway 36 is open. During these hours this is the only authorized entry for these vehicles. After turning left off Highway 36 onto Sisisky Blvd, which is directly across from Temple Ave, immediately pull into the right hand lane. When you arrive at the Sisisky gate you will receive further instructions from the gate guard. If you arrive after 10 p.m. you should proceed to the stop light at the Lee Avenue Gate about a mile past Sisisky Gate. At the stoplight make a left turn and stay in the left hand lane. There is no room in the Welcome Center Parking lot for large vehicles to turn around. You must stop at the gate. The gate guard will give you further instruction at that point.