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Roads Report: This week’s road projects and closures

Lichau Rd Chip Seal, 9-4-2013 001

Rob Silva, Sonoma County’s roads department operations manager, sent this photo of the chip seal crew on Lichau Road and an update on this week’s county projects. Expect night paving on Old Redwood Highway between Cotati and Petaluma, and longer than normal delays Thursday and Friday on Porter Creek Road. On Old Redwood Highway in the Penngrove area, the paving contractor will begin night time paving Tuesday, Sept. 10. working 7 p.m.-7 a.m. this week and next. It’s a big project –… Read More »

Roads Report: Work sites and lane closures

Night closures in Petaluma on Highway 101 at the Old Redwood Highway are scheduled this week. In Sonoma County, road crews are busy with chip seal, paving and striping jobs this week, in addition to building guard rails on Fulton Road and continuing the bridge building on Porter Creek Road. Highway 101 closures Caltrans will close up to two lanes of northbound and southbound Highway 101 at the Old Redwood Highway Interchange 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. At least… Read More »

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 »

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 for the next few months while the contractor repairs the roadway, removes old pavement and repaves. Most of the work will be completed at night, with increased noise as the… Read More »

Roads Report: Sonoma County projects, slurry sealing in Oakmont and a dangerous intersection

The intersection project at Mendocino Avenue and Bicentennial Way continues to cause daytime delays, as does work on the Porter Creek Road bridge. Last week Bean Avenue in Bodega Bay was paved as part of one-time County funding for road sections leading to parks – in this case Salmon Creek Beach. Rob Silva lists the Sonoma County road projects in progress this week. Also this week, streets in Fountaingrove and Oakmont will get slurry seals, and Santa Rosa police will give… Read More »

Road closures on Petaluma, Sonoma, county roads

A few isolated road closures will join the list of ongoing road projects throughout Sonoma County, including a two-night closure at the Lakeville Highway/101 intersection in Petaluma, a Sunday morning closure in Sonoma and along the Carneros Highway to Napa, a few chip seal projects and extra police attention on Santa Rosa’s most collision-prone intersection. In Petaluma, the Lakeville Highway (State Route 116) will be closed Thursday and Friday nights, July 18 and 19, at the Highway 101 interchange while… Read More »