Bean Avenue in Bodega Bay, leading to Salmon Creek Beach. (Courtesy of Rob Silva)

The intersection project at Mendocino Avenue and Bicentennial Way continues to cause daytime delays, as does work on the Porter Creek Road bridge. Last week Bean Avenue in Bodega Bay was paved as part of one-time County funding for road sections leading to parks – in this case Salmon Creek Beach. Rob Silva lists the Sonoma County road projects in progress this week.

Also this week, streets in Fountaingrove and Oakmont will get slurry seals, and Santa Rosa police will give special attention to the city’s second most dangerous intersection.

Santa Rosa

Slurry sealing begins today on streets along either side of Fountaingrove Parkway and in Oakmont, with work continuing through Aug. 2. For maps of the streets that will be affected, click HEREand HERE.

For more information, contact Santa Rosa city employees Joe Schiavone, Street Maintenance Superintendent at 543-3895,  jschiavone@srcity.org or Clay Thistle, Associate Civil Engineer at 543-3855, cthistle@srcity.org.

Santa Rosa police will be monitoring one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections, Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard, which  last year was tied for second place with 11 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.

Sonoma County

Porter Creek Road – Construction of new bridge abutments continues 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with one-lane traffic controls and up to 20 minute delays. Mark this date down: Precast 160-foot-long girders are scheduled for delivery the night of Aug. 14, requiring Mark West Springs and Porter Creek roads to be closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Calistoga Road — The contractor will be installing shoulder backing from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, requiring one-lane traffic controls with up to 30 minute delays.

Fulton Road – Signal loop reconstruction and prep work for paving from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with one-lane traffic controls, up to 30 minute delays.

Arnold Drive at Agua Caliente Road Roundabout – Sidewalk construction runs 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, mostly shoulder closures with occasional one-lane traffic controls and minimal delays.

Burbank Avenue from Hearn Avenue to just north of Sheppard School – Remove and replace asphalt 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one-lane traffic controls and up to 20 minute delays.

Arnold Drive between Craig Avenue and Country Club Drive – Crack seal and pavement repairs Monday only 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 20 minute delays.

Petaluma Hill Road  from Adobe Road to East Cotati Avenue — Repair pavement and crack sealing Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 20 minute delays.

Chileno Valley Road from Western Avenue to Marin County line — Pavement repairs and crack seal 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 20 minute delays.

Snyder Lane from Rohnert Park city limits to Petaluma Hill Road — Pavement repairs and crack seal Friday only, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 20 minute delays.

Sonoma County Road Maintenance crews will be doing an asphalt overlay on a 4,600-foot section of Lichau Road off Roberts and Pressley Road east of Rohnert Park Monday through Thursday. Minimum delays of 30 minutes can be expected between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.

Cal Fire crews will be assisting with roadside vegetation removal Tuesday and Wednesday along West Dry Creek Road and Lawndale Road.


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  1. Jon Lipking

    When is COLGAN AVE. going to be paved????

    July 29th, 2013 11:36 am

  2. Road.Warrior

    We’ll ask the city and see what they say.

    July 29th, 2013 12:19 pm

  3. Casey

    To have limited city resources dedicated to maintaining roads in higher income areas of town in unconscionable. The city in its “greater” wisdom believes this is a decision based solely on merit. They say it is more cost effective to maintain roads in good condition, than to repair roads in disrepair.

    How can paving a road like Boulder Point Ct. off of Fountaingrove be in the best interest of the city? Santa Rosa Ave. needs serious work. If we are deciding where to spend our limited resources, shouldn’t we be looking for the biggest impact for our money?

    Clearly we need better oversight of our public spending. We must stop allowing our city government to squander our resources to fund projects like Bennett Valley Golf Course’s new clubhouse while the city’s parks don’t have enough money to water them, or to pave upper class neighborhood’s roads while other much more needed roads are neglected.

    Do they answer to the People or to just a few wealth donors?

    July 29th, 2013 3:10 pm

  4. Jim

    The older roads that are now crumbling are victims of poor construction methods combined with many many years of neglect. These roads don’t just need a top coat of sealer, they need to be dug up, the road beds replaced and the surfaces completely repaved and would require 1000′s of times more money than is being spent on the Fountain Grove/Oakmont slurry projects.

    It would make no sense to spend the paltry amount of money available to repair less than 1% of the badly deteriorated roads while repeating that same pattern of neglect on roads that can be maintained with the sparse resources available.

    It’s an intellectually lazy argument to lay this off on “wealth donors” getting their roads paved while the People suffer. The reality is the county doesn’t have the money to even begin to scratch the surface of repairing our roads. Using what little they do have to best effect is good resource management.

    August 1st, 2013 2:38 pm

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