"People have to plan and leave early," he said.
Also the traffic flowing off H-3 and onto the approach to the two-lane gate formed an unavoidable bottleneck, he said.
"It's like emptying a 5-gallon jug going through a funnel," he said. "The water only flows so fast."
Officials said the base only has two gates. The front gate was used to let people onto the base and the back gate was for people who work and live on the base, they said.
Farr did say the the situation would be evaluated and officials would see if there were some way to ease the traffic problem next year.