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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 »

Smart driving for teens, with a little help from the CHP

The CHP is offering a free class for newly licensed teen drivers to help them be safe on the roads. The two-hour class is offered at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Rohnert Park office. Call 588-1400 to get your name in or to get more information. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their teens. During the class, officers and speakers discuss safe driving habits and how to avoid collisions. “Our goal is to… Read More »

Caltrans’ Christmas gift to Sonoma County drivers

Just in time for Christmas, Caltrans has boosted the speed limit between Rohnert Park and Petaluma on Highway 101 back to 65 after so many years of construction to widen the highway. Now, drivers have been going 65 on that stretch for months ever since Caltrans finished paving the road, and even before that. But now it’s official. Merry Christmas. ——— Follow the Road Warrior on Twitter via @PDRoadWarrior