Quake damage closes Highway 29 lane in Napa

The CHP Tuesday morning closed a lane on a major Napa area highway due to damage stemming from Sunday’s earthquake, possibly made worse by Tuesday’s early series of aftershocks.

By | August 26th, 2014|Comments Off on Quake damage closes Highway 29 lane in Napa

Calistoga traffic stalled by roadwork projects

As retaining walls are built on Highway 29 to Middletown, Calistoga Road is repaved and the bridge is rebuilt on Porter Creek Road, getting out of town has been difficult.

By | September 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Mailbag: When do Santa Rosa (and Lake County) get upgrades?

With road work going on around the North Coast, two Road Warrior readers would like to know when it will make their lives easier. Hearn Avenue overpass As I read the Press Democrat story on the widening of the “narrows” section on Highway 101, it would be good to find out [...]

By | April 12th, 2013|2 Comments

Highway 12 closed at night in Napa County

Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon  in Napa County will be closed at night this week  to allow construction crews to do drainage/culvert work as part of widening the road. The highway will be closed 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday from Highway 29 and Red Top Road, weather [...]

By | November 12th, 2012|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Road work, traffic delays in Sonoma County, St. Helena

If you're out driving this week, here are a few road work projects to be aware of because of likely traffic delays: --Highway 29's "Tunnel of Elms" in St. Helena, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. A tree crew will be pruning elm trees for PG&E Co., [...]

By | May 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Final part of Mendocino/Lake paving project gets under way

The Mendocino County leg of a Caltrans repaving project is under way. Work began Monday on a nearly 10.5-mile stretch of Highway 175  from Highway 101 in Hopland to just past the Lake County line, and it'll cause traffic delays of up to 15 minutes for drivers. The work will [...]

By | April 30th, 2012|0 Comments

10 mattresses and more picked up along North Coast highways

The North Coast's highways are a bit cleaner these days, especially Highway 53 in Lake County. The highway is only about 7.5 miles long, from Lower Lake to Clearlake Oaks. But Caltrans considers it the dirtiest highway in Lake and Mendocino counties. So last Thursday, which was designated [...]

By | April 25th, 2012|7 Comments

Traffic lights or roundabout for Hwy. 20/29 intersection?

Caltrans today will hold an open house in Upper Lake to present information about two alternatives to improve safety at the intersection of  Highways 20 and 29: Traffic lights or a roundabout. "The project is needed because the collision rate at the intersection is 3.7 times greater than the statewide [...]

By | February 16th, 2012|12 Comments

Traffic delays along ‘Tunnel of Elms’ in St. Helena

St. Helena's "Tunnel of Elms" is getting spruced up, and that means some traffic delays. Caltrans said it'll have crews trimming dead and overhanging tree branches along a 1,400-foot stretch of Highway 29 next to Beringer Winery in St. Helena. The work, weather permitting, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to [...]

By | December 10th, 2011|0 Comments