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Mailbag: Why Rohnert Park traffic signal’s so frustrating

Here’s a question from a reader: Are you able to find out when “they” intend to take the signals off of timers in the Rohnert Park construction area?  Meaning, those signals that were recently replaced (or created with the new Golf Course undercrossing). They’ve been on timers all throughout the construction phases, and now it appears the street construction is over, but yet the lights are still on timers, creating long waits often when there is no other traffic present… Read More »

Rohnert Park’s most dangerous intersections, times to drive

If you’re driving in Rohnert Park, you might want to avoid doing so from 2 to 4 p.m., watch out on Thursdays and be extra careful at Rohnert Park Expressway at Redwood and at State Farm drives. The latest traffic collision analysis, which covers July to December 2011, from the city’s Department of Public Safety shows that the number of collisions generally has dropped since 2004 in the last half of those years. For 2011, 182 collisions were reported from… Read More »

Big changes coming on Highway 101

The widening of Highway 101 is about to take some big leaps forward. –This week, weather permitting, Caltrans says, construction crews will begin the final paving of 101 from Rohnert Park Expressway to Petaluma Boulevard North, doing the work overnight to limit traffic delays. Northbound work is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., while southbound is 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., ending an hour earlier to get out of the way of commuters. At some point the paving will… Read More »

Update on Highway 101 project

If you’re tired of the uneven pavement on Highway 101 between Rohnert Park and Petaluma, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus says the final paving project is set to start June 4 and will take about four to six weeks to complete. That’s weather permitting. A streak of rain or unusually cold weather could pushed that back a bit. As for the last segments of the Wilfred Avenue and Commerce Boulevard overpasses in Rohnert… Read More »

Rohnert Park road to be closed

Caltrans plans to shut Commerce Boulevard under Highway 101 in Rohnert Park on Friday night. The closure will be 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday to allow construction crews to remove falsework from a new overpass built over Commerce. The overpass is part of Caltrans’ project to widen Highway 101 to six lanes through Rohnert Park. Drivers can get across Highway 101 by using Rohnert Park Expressway to the south. ———— Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior

Commerce Blvd. closed at night

Caltrans plans to close Commerce Boulevard under Highway 101 in Rohnert Park overnight Thursday and Friday as crews continue work on building an overpass there. Commerce is scheduled to be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Caltrans said it might have to close Commerce a couple of nights next week too. ———– Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior

Commerce Blvd. closed at night

Caltrans is shutting Commerce Boulevard under Highway 101 in Rohnert Park from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night this week through Friday night to allow construction crews to drill and pour eight, 100-foot piles for a new highway overpass. The work is part of project to widen 101 to six lanes through Rohnert Park. Caltrans had planned the work a couple of weeks ago but pushed it off.

Commerce Blvd. closed at night

Caltrans announced Wednesday afternoon that it is closing Commerce Boulevard under Highway 101 in Rohnert Park for overnight Wednesday and Thursday. The road will be blocked off from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Caltrans’ announcement didn’t say why, but a good guess is that construction crews are working on some aspect of the new highway overpass that is starting to be built over Commerce. Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior.

Road projects around county this week

Several road projects will affect traffic around Sonoma County this week: –Caltrans is shutting Commerce Boulevard under Highway 101 in Rohnert Park from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday to Thursday this week and next to allow construction crews to drill and pour eight 100-foot pilings for a new highway overpass. –The county roads department will be paving part of Porter Creek Road near the Mark West Springs Quarry today through Thursday. –Salmon Creek Road will have traffic control today… Read More »