Drivers can expect some traffic delays on Lakeville Highway south of Petaluma for the next few weeks as crews prune or remove eucalyptus trees along the road.

The worked by a tree company for the Sonoma County roads department is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday starting this week and continuing through March 25, depending upon the weather. No work is planned on weekends or holidays.

The stretch of road affected is from about Old Lakeville Road No. 1 to Old Lakeville Road No. 3. One-way traffic control will be in effect, so some delays are expected.

Rob Silva, road department operations manager for the county Department of Transportation and Public Works, said in a statement that 72 trees will be pruned because of  limbs potentially hazardous to traffic and 17 trees “in hazardous condition” will be cut down.

Silva said the eucalyptus trees along Lakeville are inspected for safety before and after each rainy season.


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  1. Rex Faktor

    “Traffic delays on Lakeville Highway to last weeks” as a new interchange/overpass system is constructed at the intersection with Highway 37…

    …soon as we can get the flux capacitor … fluxing

    February 4th, 2013 6:38 pm

  2. Diana Petersen

    I see the County of Sonoma is again scheduling to remove trees on Lakeville highway (17 is the number they posted on their website). Hopefully it is just dead trees and not the living ones the Lakeville trees people fought to save!

    December 17th, 2013 8:58 pm

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