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Mailbag: A Sebastopol crosswalk hazard? Fixing Hwy. 101 from Windsor to Healdsburg

  Here’s a question from a Road Warrior reader. It was quite lengthy, so we’ve edited it down a bit: I have a big concern about the Caltrans work on the crosswalks in  Sebastopol.  The flashing lights on the crosswalks are great.  However, several of the crosswalks now have a person-height electrical-type box on the sidewalk that obscures the view of a person ready to cross the street. WHY in the world did they place these on the side of… 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 »

Highway 101 lane closures start Thursday

Caltrans says it’ll close a southbound lane of Highway 101 between Healdsburg and Windsor for several upcoming nights to allow emergency repairs to concrete sections of the road. The closures start Thursday night and will affect the right southbound lane from Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg to the downtown Windsor offramp. This project has been scheduled twice in the past month and canceled within hours both times. Caltrans hasn’t explained why and hasn’t responded to our inquiries asking why. The… Read More »

Highway 101 lane closure canceled — again

For the second time in a week, Caltrans has announced a repair project for Highway 101 between Healdsburg and Windsor and then within a few hours canceled it. On Thursday morning, Caltrans said it would close the right southbound lane for several upcoming nights to allow emergency repairs to concrete sections of the road. Then on Thursday afternoon, Caltrans announced it again had to postpone the work. Last Thursday, Caltrans went through the same drill. Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus said… Read More »

Highway 101 lane closure postponed

Caltrans has postponed its plan to close a southbound lane of Highway 101 between Healdsburg and Windsor for several nights to allow emergency repairs to concrete sections of the road. The closures were to have started Thursday night and would have affected the right southbound lane from Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg to the downtown Windsor offramp. Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus said in a statement Thursday afternoon it wasn’t known yet when the work would proceed. ————– Follow the Road… Read More »

Highway 101 lane closures this week

Caltrans says it’ll close a southbound lane of Highway 101 between Healdsburg and Windsor for several upcoming nights to allow emergency repairs to concrete sections of the road. The closures start Thursday night and will affect the right southbound lane from Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg to the downtown Windsor offramp. The work is scheduled to be done: –6 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday. –7 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday. –6 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. –6… Read More »

Tree/brush pruning to shut 2 Hwy. 101 ramps

Caltrans this week plans to spruce up a couple of ramps on Highway 101, but that means those ramps will be closed for several hours. On Wednesday and Thursday, Caltrans will close the northbound onramp from Healdsburg Avenue in Healdsburg from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then on Friday, the southbound offramp to downtown Windsor will be shut 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At both places, Caltrans says, crews will be out trimming tree branches and removing overgrown brush. ———————–… Read More »

Healdsburg onramp to Highway 101 closed Thursday

If you’re planning to get onto Highway 101 from Healdsburg on Thursday, you may need to take an alternate route. Caltrans plans to close the southbound onramp in central Healdsburg from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for crack sealing. Alternate southbound onramps are from Dry Creek Road in northern Healdsburg or  Old Redwood Highway on the southern end. ——– Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior.

CHP looking for DUIs during Winter Wineland

If you’re planning to enjoy the 20th Anniversary Winter Wineland this weekend, watch your drinking and driving. The event’s organizers are paying the CHP to have two extra officers Saturday and two on Sunday patrol the Healdsburg and Geyserville areas, looking for DUI suspects. CHP Officer Jon Sloat, the spokesman for the local CHP office, said the agency is charging the organizers $66.30 an hour for each officer, with each officer working noon to 6 p.m. ———- Follow the Road… Read More »