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Adobe Road closed Saturday for SMART work and other cone zones

Road work continues throughout Sonoma County with very little new to report other than a one-day road closure in Penngrove and two one-day projects on small roads near the Geysers and northwest of Santa Rosa. Here’s what to expect this week: On Saturday, June 1, SMART crews will close the railroad crossing at Adobe Road in Penngrove from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. to smooth out the conforms of the crossing. On Wednesday, May 29, the City of Santa Rosa has scheduled a consultant… Read More »

Why does a turkey cross the road?

We’ve got the perfect environment for wild turkeys in Sonoma County, with enough open grasslands and rolling oak woodlands to support thousands. So with all that available habitat, why do they wander into parks, backyards and even onto highways? At least two Road Warrior readers have encountered them on the asphalt. Wildlife officials describe wild turkeys as highly tolerant of humans, adding that they have moved into places they clearly don’t belong because their numbers have grown. Turkeys usually keep… Read More »

Road work on Highway 101, in Sonoma County this week

Caltrans and the Sonoma County roads department plan the following road work this week that may cause traffic delays: –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Todd Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Todd Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Corona Road to Rohnert Park from 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through… Read More »

Traffic delays likely this week in Bennett Valley, Petaluma, on Highway 101

Here’s some road projects that may cause some traffic delays: –In Bennett Valley, if it doesn’t rain as some forecasts expect, the Sonoma County roads department on Monday plans to grind down Bennett Valley Road west of Sonoma Mountain Road and then repave it. Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and the project is expected to last a week. –Highway 101,  Caltrans will close various lanes from Rohnert Park Expressway to Todd Road from 8 p.m. to… Read More »

Road projects, traffic delays

Here are some road projects this week where traffic delays are likely: –Arnold Drive, from London Ranch Road to the Sonoma Development Center, for paving completion, all week. –Bennett Valley Road, from Grange Road to Santa Rosa, for road striping on Thursday. –Bodega Highway, from Sexton to Jonive roads, for road striping on Wednesday. –Lakeville Road, from Old Lakeville No. 2 to Old Lakeville No. 3, for tree trimming/removal, all week. –Leveroni Road, from Arnold Drive to Sonoma, road striping… Read More »

Bennett Valley, Bodega Hwy. work today

Heads up if you’re going out on Bennett Valley Road or Bodega Highway:The Sonoma County roads department is working on both roads. Crews are doing shoulder work Friday and Saturday after having finished up repaving work on Bennett Valley Road. The project is from Grange Road to Santa Rosa. For Bodega Highway, crews are doing guardrail and other work, also after having completed a repaving project. The work is from Sexton to Jonive roads. The roads department warns one-way traffic… Read More »

Traffic delays on key rural roads

The Sonoma County roads department plans work this week on some key rural roads and warns traffic delays are likely: –Bennett Valley Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for repaving from Grange Road to Santa Rosa. Crews also will cleaning ditches along Bennett Valley Road from Sonoma Mountain Road east to Warm Springs Road. –Bodega Highway from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Monday for repaving from Sexton to Jonive roads. –Mark West Springs Road… Read More »

Possible traffic delays on Sonoma County roads

The Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works and CHP say a few road projects around the county could cause traffic delays this week: –Bennett Valley Road for brush cutting. –Bloomfield Road, from Valley Ford to Canfield roads, for ditching work, from today through Aug. 12. –Browns Lane, from Lakeville Highway to South Ely Road, is closed because of a sewer main failure that occurred Saturday. –Geysers Road for some paving repairs. –Mueller and Vine Hill roads at Highway… Read More »

4 county roads to be repaved

Sonoma County plans to smooth out the bumps and holes along four roads this month through paving projects. Steve Urbanek, pavement preservation manager for the county’s Transportation and Public Works Department, said, weather permitting, the work should start in late June and may go into early July. The roads are: –Leveroni Road, from Arnold Drive to the Sonoma city limits. –Bodega Highway, from Jonive to Sexton roads. –Bennett Valley Road, from Grange Road to the Santa Rosa city limits. –Mark… Read More »