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Roads Report: Porter Creek, Petaluma Hill, Carneros and Mendocino updates

County crews are rebuilding and repaving Main Street in Monte Rio. (Photo courtesy of Rob Silva)

A flurry of new road projects join those already underway in Sonoma County this week. Watch for state crews to start extensive projects on Highways 12 and 121 in the Carneros region, and county crews to start repaving the final unimproved stretch of Petaluma Hill Road between Petaluma and Cotati. Also this week, a few rural roads get long needed rehabs, and Porter Creek Road closes Wednesday night while bridge girders are delivered. Sonoma – State contractors will spend the next… Read More »

Highway 1, 101 lane closures this week in Sonoma County

Caltrans this week plans the following lane closures in Sonoma County: Highway 1: –One-way traffic control between Fort Ross Road and and Meyers Grade Road because of part of the road has slipped away. Highway 101: –9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday,  one lane closed from Fulton onramp to Windsor River Road, which is the downtown Windsor exit. –7 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, one lane closed from Fulton onramp to Windsor River Road. –10 p.m. to 6… Read More »

Road work this week may mean traffic delays

Here are some road projects that are expected to cause traffic delays this week: Caltrans: –Highway 1, from Iverson Avenue in Point Arena to just north of Kinney Road near Manchester State Park, shoulder improvements are scheduled for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect; 15-minute delays expected. –Highway 1, Greenwood Creek Bridge near Elk is being replaced with 24/7 one-way traffic control. Forty-minute delays possible 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven… Read More »

40-minute traffic delays expected along Highway 1

Motorists driving along the Mendocino County coast next week can expect lengthy delays during the day as Caltrans works on replacing a bridge on Highway 1 south of Elk. Starting Monday, crews will be removing part of the existing bridge over Greenwood Creek and Caltrans is warning of delays of up to 40-minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday. During other the rest of the day and night, one-way traffic controls will be in place seven days a… Read More »

Highway 1, 101, 121, 128 lane closures this week

Caltrans announced the following lane closures for this week: Highway 1 –One-way traffic control from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from Shotgun Point and Sea Walk Drive on the northern Sonoma County coast for paving and striping work. Highway 101 –Various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Santa Rosa Avenue from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. –Various lanes closed northbound between Petaluma River Bridge and Lynch Creek area from 11 p.m. to 6… Read More »

Highway 1, 101, 121 lane closures this week

Caltrans announced the following lane closures for this week: Highway 1 –One-way traffic control from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday from Shotgun Point and Sea Walk Drive on the northern Sonoma County coast for paving and striping work. Highway 121 –One-way traffic control from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday from 3.5 miles north of Highway 37 to just south of Highway 116. Highway 101 –Various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Santa Rosa… Read More »

Traffic delays on Mendocino Coast — for photo shoot

This is not your typical traffic delay: A photo shoot for an Audi car ad. But it’s the beauty of the Mendocino County coast that is drawing a Southern California company to Highway 1 this week to shoot those photos. Caltrans issued a permit to Burrito Productions of El Segundo to take photos 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday along the highway from 0.9 mile south of San Juan Creek to 0.2 mile north of Hardy Creek, which is about 5… Read More »

Road projects, traffic delays this week in Sonoma County

Here are some road projects this week in Sonoma County that may affect you: –On Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., county roads crews will be grinding out damaged pavement and putting down fresh asphalt on Crane Canyon Road near Grange Road. Traffic will be down to one lane. –On Monday, Caltrans plans to close the southbound Highway 101 onramp from East Washington Street in Petaluma from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Caltrans says it may close it again… Read More »