Anyone who has driven out to Doran Beach in Bodega Bay can tell you how bad the road was, but in a few weeks the bumpy nightmare will be replaced by a brand new ribbon of asphalt.

Sonoma County Senior Engineer Janice Thompson, who is managing this project, shot this photo Monday as work began. The road reconstruction project is expected to finish by Oct. 25, requiring crews to work 24/7 inside the park and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. outside the park.Roads will receive full-depth reclamation with concrete, followed by a 2-inch asphalt overlay.

All public access, camping, boat launch and day use is prohibited during this project. Bodega Bay Lodge on Doran Beach Road will remain open, and hotel guests will have access. The U.S. Coast Guard station will also remain open.


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