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Caltrans road work may cause some traffic slowing

Here are some Caltrans road projects that are expected to cause traffic slowing this week: –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Rohnert Park Expressway to Todd Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and possibly Friday and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. –Highway 101, various lanes closed from Corona Road to Rohnert Park from 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and possibly Friday. –In Petaluma, various lanes closed on westbound East Washington… Read More »

More drivers trying to beat the red light

I’ve heard people joke that a green light means go, a yellow light means go faster and a red light means stop. But I don’t think it’s a joke any longer: More people seem to be trying to beat red lights and they’re stepping on the gas when the light turns yellow. Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Rich Celli says he hasn’t seen that as a general trend, although he does at times have officers stake out specific intersections where it’s… Read More »

Highway 101 work this week

Caltrans this week plans road work along Highway 101 in Sonoma County: –From Rohnert Park south to Railroad Avenue in Cotati, crews will be paving northbound lanes 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, with one lane closed. Caltrans also plans to close one lane in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for additional work. –In Petaluma, crews be striping westbound East Washington Street between McDowell Boulevard and the southbound 101 offramp from 9 a.m. to 3… Read More »

Road projects, traffic delays this week in Sonoma County

Here are some road projects this week in Sonoma County that may affect you: –On Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., county roads crews will be grinding out damaged pavement and putting down fresh asphalt on Crane Canyon Road near Grange Road. Traffic will be down to one lane. –On Monday, Caltrans plans to close the southbound Highway 101 onramp from East Washington Street in Petaluma from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Caltrans says it may close it again… Read More »

Petaluma’s most dangerous intersections

Here’s a look at Petaluma’s top collision intersections for 2010, according to the Police Department: First: McDowell Boulevard at East Washington Street, with 12. Police say all of the collisions occurred during daylight hours, 81 percent involved property damage only, 64 percent were caused by unsafe speed, 63 percent were rear-enders, 27 percent involved injuries and 18 percent were sideswiping. Second: East Washington Street at Sonoma Mountain Parkway, with 10. Police say 80 percent of the collisions happened during the… Read More »