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The worst road in Sonoma County is …

It’s only a mile long, but it’s narrow, cracked, sections of its sides are dropping away and it’s riddled with pothole patches with more potholes unfilled. It’s Keiser Avenue in Rohnert Park, and it’s the worst road in Sonoma County, according to readers who voted in the Road Warrior’s Third Annual Worst Road Contest. A total of 82 roads were singled out by readers as their worst, and although Keiser “won” this year, a drive around the county, particularly in… Read More »

Vote for the worst road

It’s time for the Road Warrior’s third-annual contest for readers to vote for the worst road in Sonoma County. Vote by leaving a comment below telling us what that worst road is, or a particular stretch of that road, and explain why it’s so bad. It’s fine to list more than one, but only the first one named will be counted. Please vote only once. No ballot stuffing. All roads are eligible, except for Lichau Road and Irwin Lane, which… Read More »

Vote for the worst road

It’s time for the Road Warrior’s second-annual contest for readers to vote for the worst road in Sonoma County. Vote by leaving a comment below telling us what that worst road is, or a particular stretch of that road, and explain why it’s so bad. It’s fine to list more than one, but only the first one named will be counted. Please vote only once. All roads are eligible, except for Irwin Lane, which was last year’s winner — or,… Read More »

Why county’s worst road going to stay that way

Irwin Lane’s a bucolic, country road west of Santa Rosa that runs a mere 1.6 miles from Highway 12 to Hall Road. But it’s also Sonoma County’s worst road. And it’s not going to get any better. “The shoulders are eroding, there are huge potholes and I have to drive down the center to get a smooth ride,” said Joan Maxwell, who has lived on Irwin Lane for 17 years. In an informal poll, Maxwell and other readers of the… Read More »

Worst road in Sonoma County is …

Last month, we asked readers to send us their vote for the worst road in Sonoma County. The winner — perhaps we should call it the loser — is Irwin Lane, a 1.6-mile, bucolic, rural road west of Santa Rosa, running from Highway 12 north to Hall Road. Next was Old Redwood Highway between Petaluma and Penngrove, Frei Road north of Sebastopol and Lichau Road east of Rohnert Park. Our survey was just informal, so you may know of even… Read More »