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 ┬álimbs 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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