The intersection at Highways 121 and 116 in Schellville has been a traffic congestion nightmare for both visitors and residents of Sonoma and Napa. However, motorists have few alternatives when trying to pass through that part of Wine Country.
There is visible progress being made on the Highway 101 improvement project between Lakeville Highway in Petaluma and Atherton Avenue in Novato, a 9.5-mile stretch, that will add frontage roads, widen bridges and improve three interchanges. As projects in The Narrows are completed, they will open, meaning motorists will notice incremental changes to the landscape rather than a grand opening of all the facilities at the end of the project. A few such pieces are already open.
Caltrans will pave Highway 116 from Cooper Road to Llano Road south of Sebastopol starting Sunday night.
Question: Does Forestville REALLY need an expensive roundabout at Hwy. 116 and Mirabel Road? Maybe we should use the money for schools or pothole repair instead and wait for the signal/roundabout decision until the Highway 116 bypass is in the works. -- Jim S. Answer: It ain't gonna happen. This is [...]
Reader Lisa Davis wrote in this morning about an unsual tie-up on Highway 116 west of Monte Rio. She was stuck in traffic because a car commercial was being filmed. She described the scene as "A LOT of car carrier trailers, new cars with car covers, cameras, CHP stopping traffic. [...]
Questions from our readers: What's up with the dirt/concrete pile along 101? What is all the construction going on east of Highway 101 just south of Petaluma? It's been a curiosity for a couple of weeks now, and has gotten to the point where it's now causing traffic delays in [...]
Here are comments by Road Warrior readers: Traffic mess in Sebastopol Thanks for your forum to allow us to express concerns about things that our traffic people are doing (or not doing) to our traffic flows. I apologize in advance if this sounds more brash than it should, but I [...]
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 [...]
Here's a couple of weekend events that could affect traffic: --The Gopro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma starts Friday and goes through Sunday at the Sears Point racetrack. The CHP doesn't expect much of a problem on Friday and Saturday, but Napa Officer Jake Ramos warns congestion is expected on [...]
If you drive by Forestville School on Highway 116, watch out for extra traffic and pedestrians. If you don't, the CHP will be there to ensure you do. There's construction starting at the school, and that's changing how many students get to school. A sidewalk along 116 from Covey Road [...]