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Mailbag: Lobby for road repairs, triangles on the pavement and more

How can you draw attention to bad roads? What are those triangles showing up on Santa Rosa streets? And when will roadwork be done on Bloomfield Road? Here's what has been on Road Warrior readers' minds. Question: Mueller Rd. between Hwy. 116 and Graton Rd is desperately in need of a [...]

By | November 19th, 2013|5 Comments

Roads Report: This week’s road projects and closures

Rob Silva, Sonoma County's roads department operations manager, sent this photo of the chip seal crew on Lichau Road and an update on this week's county projects. Expect night paving on Old Redwood Highway between Cotati and Petaluma, and longer than normal delays Thursday and Friday on Porter Creek Road. [...]

By | September 10th, 2013|1 Comment

County lists roads to be repaired, repaved in spring, summer

  About 50 miles of Sonoma County-maintained roads are on track to get some type of major repairs next spring and summer. The roads include 14 that got the headlines last week when the county Board of Supervisors approved $6.5 million for that work, but there are several [...]

By | November 1st, 2012|7 Comments

Group pushing for better roads netting headlines, success

It's only about a year old, but the group Save Our Sonoma Roads is making headlines and scoring some success. Last Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved spending $6.5 million on repairs for 13.2 miles of roads --- a feat that SOS Roads takes some credit for. Last [...]

By | October 29th, 2012|1 Comment

List of 13.2 miles of roads county plans to improve

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to spend $6.5 million to improve 13.2 miles of roads. The roads will get various types of improvements or repair work, and officials said they were selected because of their agricultural or tourism connection. Here's the list, with how much of [...]

By | October 24th, 2012|3 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 1st, 2012|23 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 19th, 2012|224 Comments

Worst road in Sonoma County is …

This year's worst road in Sonoma County is Lichau Road, a scenic, country route that winds up into the hills east of Rohnert Park. At least that's the verdict of Road Warrior readers who responded to our second annual poll last month, voting for a total of 87 [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|31 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 15th, 2010|42 Comments