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Highway 12 closed at night in Napa County

Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon  in Napa County will be closed at night this week  to allow construction crews to do drainage/culvert work as part of widening the road. The highway will be closed 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday from Highway 29 and Red Top Road, weather permitting. Drivers should use Highway 37 instead of 12 to get to and from Interstate 80. The about $115 million Highway 12 project will widen the road to four lanes… Read More »

Napa’s blood alley to be fixed

Napa County’s blood alley is on its way to being fixed. The state Transportation Commission last week approved more than $130 million to widen Highway 12 to four lanes with a median barrier from Highway 29 to basically Interstate 80. That stretch also is called Jameson Canyon Road, and it’s been the site of many fatal and serious injury accidents over the years, many head-on. Most of the road is two lanes, and drivers often take the curves faster than… Read More »