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Road closures on Petaluma, Sonoma, county roads

A few isolated road closures will join the list of ongoing road projects throughout Sonoma County, including a two-night closure at the Lakeville Highway/101 intersection in Petaluma, a Sunday morning closure in Sonoma and along the Carneros Highway to Napa, a few chip seal projects and extra police attention on Santa Rosa’s most collision-prone intersection. In Petaluma, the Lakeville Highway (State Route 116) will be closed Thursday and Friday nights, July 18 and 19, at the Highway 101 interchange while… Read More »

Traffic delays this week on Highways 29, 101, 128

Caltrans plans road work this week on Highways 29, 101 and 128, and drivers can expect some traffic delays. –Highway 29, from Highway 128 in Calistoga to two-tenths of a mile north of Silverado Trail, for grinding out bad sections of road and replacing with fresh pavement. Work hours will be 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until 6 a.m. the next morning. One-way traffic controls will be in effect. Then Caltrans will do more work 7 p.m. July 30 to… Read More »

Paving this week on Porter Creek Road

It’s a key route between northern Santa Rosa and Calistoga. It’s bumpy, full of potholes but it’s about to be improved. Sonoma County roads crews will be out this week grinding out damaged sections of Porter Creek Road and repaving them. The work is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday, with one-way traffic control in effect, so there’ll be some traffic delays. ————- Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior

Hwy. 128 bridges completed

Caltrans announced Wednesday completion of two new bridges on Highway 128 between Healdsburg and Calistoga, ending a headache for drivers who used that road. The Redwood and Maacama Creek bridges, which had been under construction since summer 2010, are wider than the bridges they replaced. Total cost for both new bridges was $7 million. The best news for drivers is that Caltrans has lifted the one-way traffic control, which some Road Warrior readers have said added 30 minutes to their… Read More »

Mailbag: Hwy. 128 work nearly done

Here’s a question from a Road Warrior reader: Do you have any idea how long the repairs on Hwy. 128 between Healdsburg and Calistoga are going to last? They’ve been working on two bridges on that stretch of road for over two years now, with stoplights holding back traffic at the bridge sites where there is only one lane. Half the time we go through there’s not even anyone working at the site. It has added well over half an… Read More »

Hwy. 29 roadwork to slow traffic

Caltrans this week started a three-week project to dig out and replace stretches of pavement on Highway 29 in Calistoga and up over Mount St. Helena, and you can expect traffic delays. The work will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, except for Memorial Day, and will go from the intersection with Silverado Trail north to the Lake County line. The $5 million project is expected to finish on June 10. One-way traffic controls will be in effect, so… Read More »