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Roads Report: Porter Creek, Petaluma Hill, Carneros and Mendocino updates

County crews are rebuilding and repaving Main Street in Monte Rio. (Photo courtesy of Rob Silva)

A flurry of new road projects join those already underway in Sonoma County this week. Watch for state crews to start extensive projects on Highways 12 and 121 in the Carneros region, and county crews to start repaving the final unimproved stretch of Petaluma Hill Road between Petaluma and Cotati. Also this week, a few rural roads get long needed rehabs, and Porter Creek Road closes Wednesday night while bridge girders are delivered. Sonoma – State contractors will spend the next… Read More »

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 more, including some that have needed help for years. One example is Old Redwood Highway from Petaluma to Cotati. Here’s the full list from the county roads department and what work will… Read More »

Mailbag: Is Porter Creek Road sinking? Sonoma Avenue lanes

Here’s a question from a reader: I drive daily from Graton to St. Helena via Mark West Springs Road/Porter Creek Road and am writing in hopes you will bring additional attention to a serious road hazard on Porter Creek Road.  I contacted County Roads of Sonoma County and reported this to them. Just west of Camp Newman, heading west toward Santa Rosa where the curve is in the road at the camp and just past the top of the rise,… Read More »

Road projects this week in Sonoma, Mendocino counties

Here are road projects planned this week in our area: –Bodega Avenue. Sonoma County roads crews will grind out damaged pavement and then repave sections of the road, starting Monday between Spring Hill and Pepper roads. After finishing that stretch, the crews will move to between Pepper and Middle Two Rock roads. One-lane traffic controls with some traffic delays. –Drake Road in Guerneville. Closed starting Monday to allow crews to remove and rebuilt a bridge viaduct. Expected to be closed… Read More »

Road repair projects this week around Sonoma County

Smoother roads are coming this week as Sonoma County roads crews get out and about, and there’ll be some possible traffic delays: –Crane Canyon Road, near Ala Monte Drive, crews 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday will grind out damaged pavement and put down fresh asphalt. –Porter Creek Road, from Mark West Springs to Petrified Forest roads, crews will grind out and replace sections of damaged pavement 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. –Todd Road, from… Read More »

Road work, traffic delays this week in county

Sonoma County’s roads department plans some projects this week that likely will cause traffic delays: –Mirabel Road, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, crews will grind out damaged sections of the road between Nolan and River roads and then repave them. One-way-traffic control will be in effect. This is a continuation of a project start last week. –Porter Creek Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, crews will repave a stretch of the road west of… Read More »

Road work, traffic delays in Sonoma County, St. Helena

If you’re out driving this week, here are a few road work projects to be aware of because of likely traffic delays: –Highway 29′s “Tunnel of Elms” in St. Helena, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. A tree crew will be pruning elm trees for PG&E Co., and one-way traffic control will be in effect. –Mirabel Road, from Highway 116 to River Road. Sonoma County’s roads department will be out grinding out damaged sections of the road… Read More »

Paving this week on Porter Creek Road

It’s a key route between northern Santa Rosa and Calistoga. It’s bumpy, full of potholes but it’s about to be improved. Sonoma County roads crews will be out this week grinding out damaged sections of Porter Creek Road and repaving them. The work is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday, with one-way traffic control in effect, so there’ll be some traffic delays. ————- Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior

Road projects around county this week

Several road projects will affect traffic around Sonoma County this week: –Caltrans is shutting Commerce Boulevard under Highway 101 in Rohnert Park from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday to Thursday this week and next to allow construction crews to drill and pour eight 100-foot pilings for a new highway overpass. –The county roads department will be paving part of Porter Creek Road near the Mark West Springs Quarry today through Thursday. –Salmon Creek Road will have traffic control today… Read More »