Traffic is likely to be congested in Santa Rosa Tuesday and Wednesday as two separate marches are held to protest the recent shooting by a Sonoma County Sheriff’s officer.

The Santa Rosa Police Department has issued a traffic advisory that between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday, a large crowd is expected to march between downtown Santa Rosa and the Sheriff’s Office to the north. The route is likely to include Mendocino Avenue between Sonoma Avenue and Bicentennial Way.

Wednesday’s demonstration runs 5-8 p.m., with participants marching to Old Courthouse Square on Mendocino Avenue from the Old Albertson’s parking lot on Sebastopol Road west of Dutton Road.

Sunday morning closure on Hwy. 101

Road Warrior reader David Terribilini wrote to say that he noticed signs in Novato about a Sunday (11/3) morning closure on Highway 101 until 9 a.m.  “I looked for more information about where it was going to be closed and if they had an alternate route around the closure. Do you have any specifics on this closure?” he wrote.

Caltrans spokesman Steve Williams said PG&E needs to string overhead power lines directly across the middle of the interchange at Highway 101 and Highway 37. Traffic in all directions will be completely closed between2 a.m. and 6 a.m. “The signs have the wrong information, and PG&E will be changing the info on the signs,” Williams said.

If you’re on the road that early, detours will be in place. If you’d like to plan ahead, there are a number of ways to avoid the intersection, depending on which direction you’re going and how much of the interchange is closed. Look at Atherton Avenue and Lakeville Highway if you’re traveling between Sonoma and Sonoma County. Look at Rowland and Novato avenues if you’re traveling north or south on Highway 101.