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SMART to work on rail crossings this week

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit contractors will begin upgrading two railroad crossings in Santa Rosa this week.

By | May 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Mailbag: Work ends, work begins and two non-starters

Relief in sight for Mendocino/Bicentennial intersection and more.

By | November 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Sound Off: Stand up to unsafe drivers

'Be safe, but you don't have to take it,' says one reader.

By | October 22nd, 2013|26 Comments

Mailbag: Trucks and Laughlin Road bridge don’t mix

Every few months a truck gets stuck on the one-lane Laughlin Road bridge south of Airport Blvd.

By | September 4th, 2013|2 Comments

Roads Report: Sonoma work begins and this week’s county projects

Caltrans has started two repair projects in Sonoma -- on State Route 12 from Napa Road to the junction with State Route 121, and on State Route 121 near Schellville from State Route 37 to the Sonoma Creek Bridge (near the junction with State Route 116). This work will continue [...]

By | August 5th, 2013|1 Comment

Mailbag: Parking, potholes and posted speed limits

More about how to avoid traffic tickets You wrote earlier that vehicles must actually leave the block after two hours to avoid tickets in two-hour free parking zones. I would be curious to see a followup on how parking people enforce that – it would seem to require either a [...]

By | March 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Mailbag: Alerting DMV to problem elderly drivers; carpool lanes; Barnes Road

Here's a question from a reader: Is there a place to anonymously alert someone about an elderly driver who should no longer be driving? The answer comes from DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez, who pointed us to the DMV website where there's a form you can fill out and send in [...]

By | September 7th, 2012|7 Comments

Caltrans adding stoplights to 2 Highway 101 offramps

Caltrans on Monday night begins work to add traffic lights on the southbound Highway 101 offramps for River and Shiloh roads, and both offramps will be closed At 7 p.m. Monday, construction crews will close the Shiloh offramp for two to three hours and then at 10 p.m. they'll close [...]

By | June 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Traffic delays at Wohler, Hacienda bridges

Traffic delays are expected today at Wohler and Hacienda bridges as a Caltrans crew performs regular safety inspections. Wohler Bridge will be closed 30 minutes at a time to allow the inspector to work. That inspection is expected to wrap up by noon, said David Dammuller, an engineer with the [...]

By | August 10th, 2011|0 Comments

Possible traffic delays on Sonoma County roads

The Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works and CHP say a few road projects around the county could cause traffic delays this week: --Bennett Valley Road for brush cutting. --Bloomfield Road, from Valley Ford to Canfield roads, for ditching work, from today through Aug. 12. --Browns Lane, from [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|0 Comments