Facing political pressure from city officials and increasingly uncertain prospects at the ballot box, Sonoma County has put the brakes on a plan to pursue a quarter-cent sales tax measure in November to fix the county’s crumbling road network.
Caltrans and the CHP are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with plans to place a quarter-cent sales tax for roads on the November ballot.
Starting Monday, construction will begin on Wilfred Avenue between Langner Avenue and Stony Point Road in Rohnert Park.
Readers have asked about making right turns on a red light. Specifically a red arrow. More specifically, the new red light arrow at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Mark West Springs Road, which recently got an upgrade.
There is visible progress being made on the Highway 101 improvement project between Lakeville Highway in Petaluma and Atherton Avenue in Novato, a 9.5-mile stretch, that will add frontage roads, widen bridges and improve three interchanges. As projects in The Narrows are completed, they will open, meaning motorists will notice incremental changes to the landscape rather than a grand opening of all the facilities at the end of the project. A few such pieces are already open.
A portion of Chanate Road will close on Wednesday causing motorists to detour on east Santa Rosa streets leading to the Sonoma County government complex.
Caltrans opened a new interchange at Airport Boulevard and Highway 101 on Thursday evening providing traffic relief for thousands of commuters and airport passengers.
Starting Friday, contractor Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog will be rebuilding the approaches to the grade crossing to make it a smoother ride for autos and bikes, SMART says.
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority on Monday signed off on a plan that would put the agency in charge of administering a potential sales tax.