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Rain may delay this week's flip of First and Second streets in Napa

Rain may delay this week's flip of First and Second streets in Napa

Napa Roundabouts

Workers finish up a portion of the soon-to-be-complete roundabout complex at First Street in Napa on Friday morning. 

The one-way stretches of First and Second street near Highway 29 will flip this week, but the exact timing may depend on the weather, Eric Whan, the city's deputy public works director, said Monday.

The latest plan is to make the flip before dawn Thursday, but the forecast of light rain Wednesday night may delay this until Friday, or potentially even later, Whan said.

Roadway markings cannot be put down on wet pavement, Whan said.

With the flip of First and Second between the freeway and Jefferson Street, a new roundabout at First and California Boulevard will go into full operation, complementing the roundabout on First at the freeway on- and off-ramps that opened in November.

A third roundabout planned for California and Second Street is expected to be finished at the end of January.

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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