Road work draws to a close on two mountain roads, which sealing work continues on county roads and along Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. Plus updates on the ongoing projects throughout Sonoma County.
Sean Scully reports that Calistoga Road is about 75 percent paved and should be finished this week, more than two weeks ahead of the original schedule. “It is gorgeous – flat and smooth and shiny. So the pain will have been worth it once they finish the remaining segments.”
Paving crews are working at night, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Friday, so daytime commuters should be able to avoid construction delays. County Roads Manager Rob Silva said the work zone runs from Plum Ranch Road to Porter Creek Road, with one-lane traffic controls that could cause delays of up to 20 minutes.
The Porter Creek Road Bridge replacement project this week with construction of new bridge abutments 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. One-lane traffic controls will cause up to 20 minute delays.
Slurry sealing begins today on streets along either side of Fountaingrove Parkway, with work continuing through July 30. For maps of the streets that will be affected, click HERE and HERE. Crews are scheduled to move to Oakmont July 31-Aug. 2, resealing select streets within that neighborhood.
For more information, contact Santa Rosa city employees Joe Schiavone, Street Maintenance Superintendent at 543-3895, firstname.lastname@example.org or Clay Thistle, Associate Civil Engineer at 543-3855, email@example.com.
Rob Silva provides details about Sonoma County road projects in this works this week. The maintenance staff finished applying chip seals and initial sweeping to 14 ½ miles of county roads Thursday. The second sweeping will be done Wednesday and Thursday on London Ranch Road, Bennett Valley Road and Adobe Canyon Road. Fog seals will be calculated this week and applied within the next few weeks for the unchipped bicycle lanes and all of Olivet Road. Striping will be scheduled once a contract has been awarded.
Other county maintenance projects this week include grader ditching to sections of Lichau Road as preparation for paving next week and roadside brush thinning Tuesday and Wednesday on Mountain Home Ranch Road and Lawndale Road in Kenwood.
Bean Avenue in Bodega Bay will receive a overlay this week. County road crews will be grinding and conforming Monday, and the road will be paved Tuesday. Bean Avenue will be closed during paving on Tuesday.
The bridge crew will complete work early this week on Bristol Road for a culvert installed last week, and will be adding rock rip-rap around culvert ends on Coleman Valley Road and Tower Road. Only minor traffic delays can be expected.
Striping crews continue working on Lakeville Road Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., causing moving lane closures and possible 20 minute delays.
Concrete curbs are being replaced on Fulton Road between C and B streets in Fulton 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with shoulder closures and up to 5 minute delays.
Trenching and shoulder work, road crossings and sidewalk construction continue 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily as part of the roundabout project at Arnold Drive and Agua Caliente Road, causing mostly shoulder closures and occasional one lane traffic controls and possible 15 minute delays.
Tom O’Kane, deputy director of Sonoma County’s Transportation and Public Works department, sends these photos of a long overdue road project that was completed Wednesday, July 17. When funding became available to shore up the eroding shoulder along Wallace Road near Santa Rosa, crews got right to work.
“It took about nine months to obtain a permit to restore the shoulder, and we were in danger all winter of losing some part of the road,” O’Kane said. “You can see how very close it is to the creek, so we were scrutinized closely.”