Mailbag: More complaints about Santa Rosa intersections; Petaluma project

Our previous Mailbag column generated comments and questions from readers: From Tim: I have been doing a lot of driving in the Coddingtown area as of late and noticed an area of concern: Can you have someone look into the intersection of Cleveland Ave. & Guerneville Road? Specifically, going eastbound [...]

By | December 21st, 2012|10 Comments

Big changes coming on Highway 101

The widening of Highway 101 is about to take some big leaps forward. --This week, weather permitting, Caltrans says, construction crews will begin the final paving of 101 from Rohnert Park Expressway to Petaluma Boulevard North, doing the work overnight to limit traffic delays. Northbound work is scheduled [...]

By | June 3rd, 2012|7 Comments

Update on Highway 101 project

If you're tired of the uneven pavement on Highway 101 between Rohnert Park and Petaluma, there's light at the end of the tunnel. Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus says the final paving project is set to start June 4 and will take about four to six weeks to complete. That's weather [...]

By | May 6th, 2012|1 Comment

Mailbag: Stony Point speed limit? U-turns in front of schools?

Here's a question from a reader: I'm wondering if you can clarify the speed limit on Stony Point Road between Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Blvd. North. If you are heading south on Stony Point, just a bit after Rohnert Park Expressway, there is a sign that says "End 50 [...]

By | April 6th, 2012|4 Comments

115 traffic stops in Petaluma bicycle/pedestrian safety crackdown

                    The results are in from Friday's bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement by Petaluma police. The seven traffic officers who worked from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. made 115 traffic stops, with 83 ending in warnings and 32 in tickets. Police [...]

By | January 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Mailbag: Aren’t they going to finish paving 101?

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: Is Caltrans done with its 101 work now, as what appears to be completed lanes have not been repaved and have bumps galore and confusing dents in the road, etc.? Tamara The answer comes from Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus. He said Caltrans [...]

By | December 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Hwy. 101 lanes to open Nov. 30

Caltrans plans to open up Nov. 30 the extra north and southbound lanes on Highway 101 from Rohnert Park Expressway south to Petaluma Boulevard North, making 101 three lanes in each direction. The highway will remain only two lanes in each direction from Rohnert Park Expressway north to Santa Rosa [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|13 Comments

Extra lanes to open on Hwy. 101

Some relief is coming for drivers tired of dealing with the Highway 101 construction from Rohnert Park to northern Petaluma. Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus said, weather permitting, the agency plans to open up in mid- to late November the extra north and southbound lanes on 101 from Rohnert Park Expressway [...]

By | October 9th, 2011|8 Comments

DUI checkpoints net 0 DUIs

Two DUI/license checkpoints Friday night in Petaluma screened 987 drivers, but police didn't find any suspected DUIs. But Petaluma police said they did arrest three drivers on suspicion of driving without a license, and two others on suspicion of driving on a suspended license. One of those two also was [...]

By | September 18th, 2011|15 Comments

55-mph zone extended on Hwy. 101

With construction work on widening Highway 101 now extended from Pepper Road to just south of Petaluma Boulevard North, Caltrans has lowered the speed limit there to 55 mph. CHP Officer Jon Sloat promises "regular enforcement in the area." Typically, he said, officers will park in the construction zone on [...]

By | July 25th, 2011|6 Comments