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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Motorists trying to enter Ramstein Air Base can expect delays for the rest of the week during peak commuting hours, according to base officials.

Traffic was backed up outside the West Gate on Wednesday as the incoming lanes were reduced from four lanes to two. The lanes will remain closed through Monday as construction on an overhang for gate guards is completed.

The latest traffic study at Ramstein, done in mid-August, found peak incoming traffic hours in the morning to be from 6-9; in the afternoon, outgoing traffic was busiest between 3 and 7, base spokesman Aaron Schoenfeld said. Morning traffic volume during those hours totaled 35,000 cars between both gates — or 2,400 an hour — and 42,000 during the busy afternoon hours.

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