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Your chance to get answers about road repairs

Plenty of Road Warrior readers write in to tell us how bad Sonoma County’s roads are. Now, you have a chance to ask county officials what they plan to do to fix them. From 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, county Supervisors Shirlee Zane and David Rabbitt and Public Works Director Phil Demery will attend a forum in Rohnert Park put on by the group Save Our Sonoma Roads at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park’s Sonoma Mountain Village — the old… Read More »

Group pushing for better roads netting headlines, success

It’s only about a year old, but the group Save Our Sonoma Roads is making headlines and scoring some success. Last Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved spending $6.5 million on repairs for 13.2 miles of roads — a feat that SOS Roads takes some credit for. Last Thursday, the Wall St. Journal published a story in its Bay Area edition on SOS’s campaign to get the county to spend more on road repairs. The article promptly was… Read More »

County to ‘armor coat’ its test dirt roads

Sonoma County’s test of dirt roads is heading into what may be its final stage. Next week, the county roads department plans to “armor coat” three sections of Sonoma Mountain Road that two summers ago it ground up, pulverized, injected a hardening enzyme into and compacted, leaving a hard-surface yet dirt road. The purpose was to see if roads in poor condition could be improved without having to be completely rebuilt. Rob Houweling, operations coordinator for the county Department of… Read More »

Group forms to push for better county roads

Anyone who’s grumbled about the condition of Sonoma County roads has a new friend. A group of county residents recently formed Save Our Sonoma Roads to lobby local elected officials to spend more money on road maintenance and improvements. Craig S. Harrison, who lives along Sonoma Mountain Road in the Bennett Valley area, and Michael Troy, who lives along Lichau Road east of Rohnert Park, cofounded the group and helped set up its website, SOSRoads.org. Harrison said that as president… Read More »