As part of on-going work to enhance installation security, the 86th Civil Engineer Group will upgrade all main entry gates to Ramstein Air Base. They will work closely with the 86th Security Forces Squadron to minimize any inconvenience to the base populace and will ensure only one gate is under construction at any given time.
Work will include lane closures and redirected traffic, so check Live Wire and other media sources for the latest information. Either way, make sure to leave yourself plenty of time, especially during peak hours.
Work will begin on the East LVIS Gate today and run through approximately March 31. During this construction period, entry will be limited to inbound commercial traffic only. POVs will be required to enter and exit the installation via the east and or west gate. East and west gate traffic will remain unaffected at this time.
Construction at the east gate is scheduled from March 19 to May 5 and will be limited to inbound traffic only during this period. Traffic normally exiting the installation through the east gate will be diverted to the Harmon Gate to exit the base.
Construction at the west gate is scheduled to take place from May 7 to July 14 and may be limited to two lanes during this period.
To alleviate congestion, the West LVIS Gate will be opened for inbound vehicle traffic during peak hours.
Construction will only affect one gate at a time and detours will be clearly posted and advertised as far in advance as possible to limit traffic congestion. All construction is scheduled to be complete and all gates should return to normal operations by July 15.
For questions regarding the gate construction, contact the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at 480-9196 or check out the Ramstein Live Wire at www.ramstein.af.mil/livewire.asp.
(Courtesy of 886th Civil Engineer Squadron)