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Mailbag: Bus in HOV lane, loud pipes and repaving Llano Road

From Road Warrior readers, a question about whether it’s OK to drive a bus without passengers in the carpool lane, what to do with an inconsiderate neighbor with a loud Harley, and when the county plans to repave Llano Road, in that netherland between Santa Rosa and the Laguna. Question: I am wondering if it would be legal for a bus driver to drive solo in the commuter lane during commute hours. Would I be cited by the police if I… Read More »

Road work this week may mean traffic delays

Here are some road projects that are expected to cause traffic delays this week: Caltrans: –Highway 1, from Iverson Avenue in Point Arena to just north of Kinney Road near Manchester State Park, shoulder improvements are scheduled for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect; 15-minute delays expected. –Highway 1, Greenwood Creek Bridge near Elk is being replaced with 24/7 one-way traffic control. Forty-minute delays possible 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven… Read More »

Road work on Highway 101, in Sonoma County this week

Caltrans and the Sonoma County roads department plan the following road work this week that may cause traffic delays: –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Todd Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Todd Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Corona Road to Rohnert Park from 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through… Read More »

Traffic delays possible on key county roads

Sonoma County’s road department is planning road work that may cause some traffic slowdowns because one lane will be closed at times: –Alexander Valley Road, from Healdsburg Avenue to Lytton Station Road, through Aug. 20. –Bohemian Highway at the Russian River because of bridge construction, through July 30. –Dry Creek Road, from Healdsburg to Lake Sonoma Dam, today and Friday. –Llano Road, from Highway 116 to Meadow Lane, today. –Lone Pine Road, from Twig Avenue to Finn Road, today. The… Read More »

Highways 101, 12 lane closures this week

Caltrans this week plans the following road work: –Crews will continue paving Highway 101 between Santa Rosa and downtown Windsor, with north and southbound lanes closed at various spots as crews move along. Crews will close one lane at 7 p.m. and a second at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. the next day, except for 7 a.m. Saturday. –Highway 101, from Rohnert Park Expressway south to Pepper Road, various lanes at various location,… Read More »

Reminder: Hwy. 12 lane closures start tonight

Caltrans is scheduled tonight to start a two-week project that will limit Highway 12 to one lane at night. The work will be from Highway 116 to Llano Road. Crews will grind out several sections of deteriorating pavement before putting down a new layer of asphalt. The work will be done 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. One-way traffic control will be in place during construction hours, and Caltrans said drivers can expect delays.