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Caltrans will construct or upgrade ADA-compliant ramps at 10 intersections in Calistoga this summer, officials said Tuesday.

A total of 24 ramps will be constructed or upgraded at various locations on State Routes 29 (also called Lincoln Avenue in downtown) and 128 (also called Foothill Boulevard) where there will be potential lane and shoulder closures.

The intersections along SR 128/Foothill Boulevard are at Berry and Elm streets and SR 29/Lincoln Avenue. The intersections along SR 29/Lincoln Avenue include Myrtle, Cedar, Washington, Stevenson, and Lake streets, Fair Way, and Wappo Avenue.

Ahmad Rahimi, Caltrans project manager, said at Tuesday’s city council meeting that no demolition work may begin before 9 a.m. and that access to driveways is to remain open at all times.

There will always be at least one lane open, and at the intersection of SR 29/Lincoln Avenue and SR 128/Foothill Boulevard all lanes will remain open, but the shoulders of the intersection will be closed during construction. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Rahimi confirmed Mayor Chris Canning’s query that the ramps will not be yellow, but instead a reddish, or maroon color.

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The Weekly Calistogan Editor