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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 »

Partial lane closure on Highway 128 for two weeks

Caltrans this week and next plans one-way traffic control on Highway 128 at the Geyserville Bridge to allow crews to work on a retaining wall. The highway will be down to one lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday until Sept. 28. The construction work is expected to be done by the end of October. ————- Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior

More paving work on Highways 128, 53

Caltrans on Friday plans to start repaving a four-mile stretch of Highway 128 in the Boonville area, and it expects some traffic delays. The $1.5 million construction project will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and is expected to last until the end of August. The work will be done from Con Creek to Robinson Creek, and traffic delays of up to 10 minutes are possible. Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie Jr. said the work is “normal preventive… Read More »

Traffic delays this week on Highways 29, 101, 128

Caltrans plans road work this week on Highways 29, 101 and 128, and drivers can expect some traffic delays. –Highway 29, from Highway 128 in Calistoga to two-tenths of a mile north of Silverado Trail, for grinding out bad sections of road and replacing with fresh pavement. Work hours will be 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until 6 a.m. the next morning. One-way traffic controls will be in effect. Then Caltrans will do more work 7 p.m. July 30 to… Read More »

Traffic delays likely this week on Highway 128

Caltrans this week will be grinding “distressed sections” of Highway 128 in the Geyserville area and then repaving them. The work will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. along various stretches, and one-way traffic control will be in effect, so expect some traffic delays. On Monday and Tuesday, construction crews will work just east of the Highway 101-Highway 128 junction. On Wednesday and Thursday, they move on to the stretch of 128 around River Rock Casino. On Friday, they finish… Read More »

Paving work on Highways 101, 128 this week

Caltrans announced it will be doing some paving work this week on Highways 101 and 128: –Tuesday and Thursday, the eastbound lane of Highway 128 near River Rock Casino. –Wednesday, the westbound lane of the Shiloh Road overcrossing in Windsor. –Thursday, the westbound lane of Highway 128 from a half-mile east of the Mendocino County line to three miles east of the county line. –Friday, southbound No. 2 lane (the right lane) of Highway 101 from three miles south of… Read More »

Hwy. 128 bridges completed

Caltrans announced Wednesday completion of two new bridges on Highway 128 between Healdsburg and Calistoga, ending a headache for drivers who used that road. The Redwood and Maacama Creek bridges, which had been under construction since summer 2010, are wider than the bridges they replaced. Total cost for both new bridges was $7 million. The best news for drivers is that Caltrans has lifted the one-way traffic control, which some Road Warrior readers have said added 30 minutes to their… Read More »

Mailbag: Hwy. 128 paving plans

Here’s a question from a Road Warrior reader: Does Caltrans have plans to finish repaving Hwy. 128 in Mendocino County. They did a fine job on the stretch from Philo out to the coast, but from Philo to the Sonoma County line is in awful shape (like so many of our roads). Thanks, Jim of Boonville The answer comes from Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie Jr.: We have two more paving projects which will occur next spring/summer. Between the two projects… Read More »

Mailbag: Hwy. 128 work nearly done

Here’s a question from a Road Warrior reader: Do you have any idea how long the repairs on Hwy. 128 between Healdsburg and Calistoga are going to last? They’ve been working on two bridges on that stretch of road for over two years now, with stoplights holding back traffic at the bridge sites where there is only one lane. Half the time we go through there’s not even anyone working at the site. It has added well over half an… Read More »