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Mailbag: Work ends, work begins and two non-starters

Relief in sight for Mendocino/Bicentennial intersection and more.

By | November 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Temporary pain at Bicentennial/Mendocino

We've written about the bottleneck at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Mendocino Avenue, with Kaiser Permanente-bound drivers feeding into six lanes of north-south city traffic. Sometimes it's a signal malfunction. These days it's also construction aimed at easing the pain. Keep reading for a question and a project update. [...]

By | July 3rd, 2013|4 Comments

A healthcare traffic jam

As Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa campus grows, so do the traffic woes. It's difficult for patients to get into and out of the campus without delay. We're still waiting for a response from Kaiser Permanente representatives to this question from Road Warrior reader Judson, but city traffic engineers say they [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|5 Comments

Santa Rosa’s 25 dangerous intersections

Planning to drive through the intersection of Stony Point and Sebastopol roads in Santa Rosa? Better be careful. It again ranks No. 1 in the city for highest number of reported collisions. The Roseland-area intersection racked up 16 collisions last year, twice that of 2011 when it tied [...]

By | January 31st, 2013|10 Comments

Mailbag: When will Stony Point Road be fixed? ‘Blind’ Bicentennial merge

Here's a question from a reader: Can you tell me anything as to why Stony Point Road between Sebastopol Road and Hearn/Bellevue area is so thrashed and why little to no work is done on it? I'm also curious if you wouldn't mind posting about a very troublesome intersection at [...]

By | December 7th, 2012|5 Comments

SRPD targets northern intersection

Santa Rosa traffic police officers this Monday through Sunday are scheduled to monitor one of the city's ninth most dangerous intersections -- Mendocino Avenue at Bicentennial Way, which last year was tied with seven traffic collisions. As part of a weekly special enforcement program, officers particularly will be looking for [...]

By | October 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

North Santa Rosa intersection focus of police crackdown

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through next Sunday for traffic violators at Bicentennial Way at Mendocino Avenue, which was tied for the ninth-highest number of collisions last year with seven. As part of a special enforcement program, officers particularly will be looking for [...]

By | May 8th, 2011|3 Comments

The ‘e’ is back in Steele Lane

The "e" is back in Steele, as in the Steele Lane exit sign hanging over southbound Highway 101 from the Bicentennial Way overpass. Caltrans apparently first learned that the sign was misspelled "Steel Lane" last December -- see photo above -- after inquiries from the Road Warrior and [...]

By | January 25th, 2011|4 Comments