Just in time for Christmas, Caltrans has boosted the speed limit between Rohnert Park and Petaluma on Highway 101 back to 65 after so many years of construction to widen the highway.

Now, drivers have been going 65 on that stretch for months ever since Caltrans finished paving the road, and even before that. But now it’s official.

Merry Christmas.


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  1. darnell

    Encourageing people to drive faster in the rain is a gift?

    December 24th, 2012 1:09 pm

  2. Hector

    Great news! Now people will be going 80+ instead of only 75mph. :-) Meryy Christmas!

    December 24th, 2012 1:54 pm

  3. Andrew

    Should have stayed at 55 and run 24/7 speed enforcement on the newer stretches of Highway 101 from Petaluma to Windsor.

    The reason I feel this way is just the other day, Friday 12-23, I witnessed, and was almost involved, a very high speed three car pile up on 101 south between Airport Blvd and Fulton Rd. A black Honda SUV was spinning at a high rate of speed in the number 1 lane, another car rammed into the side and almost hit a redwood tree head on on the shoulder, and then another vehicle hit the SUV. Thankfully no injuries. But my point is that the HOV lane is still the ‘NASCAR’ lane for idiots who should NOT be driving in any weather, dry or wet!

    Slow down, the life you take may not be your own!

    December 24th, 2012 1:58 pm

  4. Bob

    The speed limit is 65 from Santa Rosa to Petaluma both directions not just Rohnert Park to Petaluma—the realistic flow of traffic is still 75 -80

    December 24th, 2012 3:00 pm

  5. Sheri

    About time. It’s been incredibly unsafe to have the posted speed limit be so much lower than the actual flow of traffic.

    December 24th, 2012 6:29 pm

  6. Jack L

    Finally, the grand speedway opens.

    If you are going 80 and aren’t getting passed, it is because you are blocking traffic. Move to the right.

    December 24th, 2012 7:21 pm

  7. Ben

    Great news, now maybe the CHP can go do something productive with their time instead of being double revenue generating specialists for the county. Like nailing the people blocking intersections on S.R. ave every xmas season.

    December 25th, 2012 4:43 pm

  8. Dar

    Keep right except to pass.


    That is all.

    December 26th, 2012 9:43 am

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