The 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base will be conducting tests on the base's range complex, necessitating the closure of State Road 285 for varying periods of time Tuesday through Thursday.

EGLIN AFB — State Road 85 and State Road 285 will be closed at various times Tuesday through Thursday to accommodate testing and other needs on the Eglin Air Force Base range complex by the 96th Test Wing.

On Tuesday, both roads will be closed for a 15-minute period sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to move a target from the western ranges to the eastern ranges.

On Wednesday, the roads will be closed sometime between 8 a.m. and noon, again for no more than 15 minutes, also to accommodate the moving of a target.

Also on Wednesday, SR 285 will be closed between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to accommodate testing on the Eglin range complex. State Road 285 also will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday for the same reason, according to an announcement from Team Eglin Public Affairs.

The road will not be closed for more than a 90-minute period between the listed times, but it may be closed for several periods during those times, according to the announcement.

For more information and updates on road closures, go online to the Eglin Air Force Base website at

The 96th Test Wing is the test and evaluation center for Air Force air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, command and control systems and Air Force Special Operations Command systems.