On either ends of Santa Rosa, Highway 12 will be in the spotlight this week.

Santa Rosa police will be monitoring one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections, Fulton Road at Highway 12, which  last year was tied for sixth place with 7 collisions.

As part of a weekly Monday through Friday special enforcement program, Officer Jeff Adams says officers particularly will be looking for drivers not wearing seat belts, who are illegally using cellphones, are speeding, running red lights or committing lane violations.

Each week, the officers pick one of the city’s top 25 collision-troubled intersections to monitor.

To read about the city’s other top intersections for collisions, CLICK HERE.

Caltrans also has begun transferring construction material from the ill-fated Highway 12 extension at Farmers Lane/Hoen Frontage Road. That material will be transported to the Airport Boulevard interchange project, according to Caltrans spokesman Allyn Amask.

Off-hauling crews will work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday for about six weeks, transferring 15-20 loads each day.

During this time, the left shoulder of the eastbound exit ramp will be closed. Caltrans will have a flagger on site during this work, with signage about trucks entering and leaving the highway.


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