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Real construction work won’t begin until June 3 on the new Airport Boulevard interchange off Highway 101 north of Santa Rosa, but Caltrans has released images of the design and the proposed detours.

Take a look at what is planned for the project that will be with us until late 2014, when the newly designed Airport Boulevard exit will include a new five-lane bridge across Highway 101, a sidewalk for pedestrians and Class II bike lanes. The Fulton Road exit will disappear, and sound walls will be built in Windsor.

For more details and larger images, visit dot.ca.gov/dist4/101airportblvd/index.html.

The $28.7 million project will include: 

- Closing the Fulton Road northbound on-ramp will take place on June 3, detouring traffic to Airport Boulevard via Fulton Road;

- Constructing the new northbound Airport Boulevard off-ramp;

- Constructing the new southbound Airport Boulevard on-ramp;

- Constructing the new Airport Boulevard Overcrossing;

- Building soundwalls in Windsor between Shiloh Road and Windsor River Road (starting with Soundwall #4, located in front of the Windsor Mobile Country Club community).

 

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10 Comments

  1. Cara

    Huge improvement.
    Development has made that archaic 1960′s era interchange a mess.

    May 2nd, 2013 8:17 am

  2. Dar

    It’s about time! I wish the PD could have provided larger images though. Here’s a link in case anyone else is interested:

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101airportblvd/images/Sonoma_101_Airport_Interchange.pdf

    May 2nd, 2013 10:29 am

  3. Road.Warrior

    That’s the best we could do quickly. Thanks for the link to our original source.

    May 2nd, 2013 11:00 am

  4. Craig

    I’d be interested to know why taking traffic off cloverleafs and pushing them into traffic signal controlled intersections might be more efficient? Seems to me by instituting traffic signals at two additional intersections, traffic will be backing up on to 101, not to mention the need for the extra width and lanes of the overpass (which is needed) will be consumed by the need to accommodate stacked up traffic waiting for light changes. It is hard for me to see how this is better.

    May 2nd, 2013 12:54 pm

  5. Kevin

    Dar – Thanks for the link. Too bad the PD couldn’t have included it in the article.

    May 2nd, 2013 2:01 pm

  6. Road.Warrior

    We did include a link at the bottom of the post, but it has been moved it higher, right below the images. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

    May 2nd, 2013 3:06 pm

  7. Pete

    I predict that the addition of three additional traffic light controlled intersections, combined with the elimination of the Fulton Road exit/entrance ramps, will create gridlock at rush hour similar to what we see at the annual airshow.

    What a mess.

    May 2nd, 2013 4:06 pm

  8. John Murphy

    The fulton off ramps say “temporary closure”. Will there still be an exit at Fulton when this is done?

    May 2nd, 2013 5:11 pm

  9. Brian

    The new design looks almost identical to how the RPX/101 Interchange presently is… And that backs up like crazy thanks to the signals & traffic during high-traffic times. Hopefully this will work out better than there.

    May 5th, 2013 11:30 pm

  10. TJ

    So how much did it cost to put in the meter lights at Fulton , Airport Rds and 101 ramps now that they will be removed

    May 6th, 2013 12:11 pm

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