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Work begins at Doran Beach

Doran Beach Road is being rebuilt from the ground up. (Photo: Janice Thompson)

Anyone who has driven out to Doran Beach in Bodega Bay can tell you how bad the road was, but in a few weeks the bumpy nightmare will be replaced by a brand new ribbon of asphalt. Sonoma County Senior Engineer Janice Thompson, who is managing this project, shot this photo Monday as work began. The road reconstruction project is expected to finish by Oct. 25, requiring crews to work 24/7 inside the park and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. outside the… 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 »

List of 13.2 miles of roads county plans to improve

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to spend $6.5 million to improve 13.2 miles of roads. The roads will get various types of improvements or repair work, and officials said they were selected because of their agricultural or tourism connection. Here’s the list, with how much of the road is to be improved and the “attraction” they serve: –Adobe Canyon Road, 2.32 miles worth, from Highway 12 to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, serving Hood Mountain Regional Park… Read More »