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Roads Report: This week’s road projects and closures

Lichau Rd Chip Seal, 9-4-2013 001

Rob Silva, Sonoma County’s roads department operations manager, sent this photo of the chip seal crew on Lichau Road and an update on this week’s county projects. Expect night paving on Old Redwood Highway between Cotati and Petaluma, and longer than normal delays Thursday and Friday on Porter Creek Road. On Old Redwood Highway in the Penngrove area, the paving contractor will begin night time paving Tuesday, Sept. 10. working 7 p.m.-7 a.m. this week and next. It’s a big project –… Read More »

Intersection of the week

The week of Sept. 2, Santa Rosa police will be monitoring one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections, Piner Road at Coffey Lane, which  last year was tied for fourth place with eight collisions. As part of a weekly Monday through Friday special enforcement program, Officer Jeff Adams says officers particularly will be looking for drivers not wearing seat belts, who are illegally using cellphones, are speeding, running red lights or committing lane violations. Each week, the officers pick one… 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 »

Santa Rosa’s 25 dangerous intersections

Planning to drive through the intersection of Stony Point and Sebastopol roads in Santa Rosa? Better be careful. It again ranks No. 1 in the city for highest number of reported collisions. The Roseland-area intersection racked up 16 collisions last year, twice that of 2011 when it tied for sixth place but down from 20 in 2010 and 19 in 2009 when it ranked No. 1 for both years. 2011′s No. 1 — Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard — fell… Read More »

Mailbag: More complaints about Santa Rosa intersections; Petaluma project

Our previous Mailbag column generated comments and questions from readers: From Tim: I have been doing a lot of driving in the Coddingtown area as of late and noticed an area of concern: Can you have someone look into the intersection of Cleveland Ave. & Guerneville Road? Specifically, going eastbound on Guerneville and turning north onto Cleveland the light stays green for LESS than 10 seconds. The dangerous part is most drivers are not aware of this, and I witnessed… Read More »

SMART road closures in Santa Rosa

SMART rail line construction work continues this week in Santa Rosa, and for about the next month certain roads will be completely closed for a few days at a time where they cross the railroad tracks. Drivers will need to find alternate routes. –Guerneville Road, 7 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday. –Sixth Street, 7 a.m. Nov. 13 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. –College Avenue, 7 a.m. Nov. 16 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 –Ninth Street , 7 a.m. Nov.… Read More »