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Roads Report: Porter Creek, Petaluma Hill, Carneros and Mendocino updates

County crews are rebuilding and repaving Main Street in Monte Rio. (Photo courtesy of Rob Silva)

A flurry of new road projects join those already underway in Sonoma County this week. Watch for state crews to start extensive projects on Highways 12 and 121 in the Carneros region, and county crews to start repaving the final unimproved stretch of Petaluma Hill Road between Petaluma and Cotati. Also this week, a few rural roads get long needed rehabs, and Porter Creek Road closes Wednesday night while bridge girders are delivered. Sonoma – State contractors will spend the next… Read More »

Roads Report: Sonoma work begins and this week’s county projects

Caltrans has started two repair projects in Sonoma — on State Route 12 from Napa Road to the junction with State Route 121, and on State Route 121 near Schellville from State Route 37 to the Sonoma Creek Bridge (near the junction with State Route 116). This work will continue for the next few months while the contractor repairs the roadway, removes old pavement and repaves. Most of the work will be completed at night, with increased noise as the… Read More »

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 »

County lists roads to be repaired, repaved in spring, summer

  About 50 miles of Sonoma County-maintained roads are on track to get some type of major repairs next spring and summer. The roads include 14 that got the headlines last week when the county Board of Supervisors approved $6.5 million for that work, but there are several more, including some that have needed help for years. One example is Old Redwood Highway from Petaluma to Cotati. Here’s the full list from the county roads department and what work will… Read More »

Sonoma County road work this week

Sonoma County crews will be out doing road work this week and some minor traffic delays are possible: –Arnold Drive, Monday through Thursday, between Madrone and Sobre Vista roads south of Glen Ellen. Crews will grind out damaged pavement and put down new new asphalt. One-lane traffic control will be in effect. –Bodega Highway, Monday through Thursday, between Watertrough and Ferguson roads west of Sebastopol. Crews will pave over poor asphalt sections. One-lane traffic control will be in effect. –Vacation… 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 »

2 county roads to avoid this week

The Sonoma County roads department is planning these projects this week and warns of possible traffic delays: –Arnold Drive, from Jack London Ranch Road to the Sonoma Developmental Center, for paving work through Aug. 26. –Bodega Highway, from Jonive to Sexton roads, for paving work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday.

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 »

Traffic delays on 3 major county roads

UPDATED TO ADD BENNETT VALLEY ROAD: Traffic delays are likely this week on three major rural roads in Sonoma County because of paving work. Crews will be working Thursday and Friday on Bodega Highway from Sexton to Jonive roads, on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday on Mark West Springs Road from Mark West Lane to Mark West Springs Lodge and on Thursday and Friday and early next week on Bennett Valley Road between Grange Road and Santa Rosa. The county… Read More »