AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – A boat ramp at American Falls Reservoir is being reconstructed.

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The Bureau of Reclamation says that the ramp, located on the west side of the reservoir, is closed to boater and angler traffic until Memorial Day weekend, when it will reopen.

The ramp will undergo repairs in two phases. Phase one will include repaving of the lower parking lot and the ramp’s approach. The restrooms also will be replaced to meet current accessibility and construction standards that will improve public safety.

Phase two will begin in the fall when low reservoir levels will allow the contractor to remove and replace the old ramp.

“Right now, higher than normal water levels are preventing contractors from reaching the boat ramp,” Upper Snake Field Office Manager Ryan Newman said in a prepared statement.

“To keep the ramp area operational this summer, work will be focused on the ramp’s upper reaches only. The ramp will be rebuilt in the fall.”