The Construction Corner
Utility projects begin in Ramstein Housing

***image1***The 435th Civil Engineer Squadron recently started a much-needed utility replacement project in Ramstein Military Family Housing.
The project includes construction of new storm water and sanitary sewer systems, and replacement of street lamps.

“The purpose of this project is to replace the 50s-era sewer system that has become degraded over the years. Once complete, the potential for flooding and sewer back-ups will be minimized,” said Capt. John Vipperman, chief of construction management.
Work began Oct. 8 on Virginia Boulevard in front of the skate park and will continue northward in phases until July, affecting the houses in the 800 area, west of Michigan Boulevard.

“Most of the utility lines are located under the roads and parking lots and will cause significant disruption to the traffic and normal parking areas. We will notify housing residents by letter prior to working directly in front of their unit,” said Captain Vipperman.

Residents should be alert to detours and changes in traffic signs. Slow down and allow plenty of time to reach destinations. Be mindful of hazards that exist on construction sites and exercise extreme caution for the duration of this construction effort. Please direct questions or concerns to the 435th CES at DSN 480-6486.
(Courtesy 435th Civil Engineer Squadron)