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Mailbag: Forestville roundabout and the 1-lane Laughlin Bridge

Question: Does Forestville REALLY need an expensive roundabout at Hwy. 116 and Mirabel Road? Maybe we should use the money for schools or pothole repair instead and wait for the signal/roundabout decision until the Highway 116 bypass is in the works. -- Jim S. Answer: It ain't gonna happen. This is [...]

By | June 27th, 2013|8 Comments

Porter Creek delays, and other county road reports

If you plan to cross the Mayacamas this week, plan your route carefully, suggests reader Brian Maloney. A bridge replacement project on Porter Creek road is creating quite a snarl. Another project destined to irritate commuters is ramping up on Arnold Drive and Aqua Caliente, but is still in the [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|3 Comments

You dug it up? You repair it

When utility companies or other contractors dig up the road, who's responsible for repairing it once they're done? They are, Sonoma County sources said. But reader Myra Goodman asked specifically about the intersection of Arnold Drive at Agua Caliente Road in Sonoma. "They recently did some extensive work at that [...]

By | March 19th, 2013|3 Comments

Mailbag: Petaluma roundabout, illegal U-turn

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: For the last 3 weeks I've watched the police presence at the roundabout near 101 on Petaluma Blvd S change from enforcement to encroachment.  There's been an officer stationed at the roundabout 4 of 5 mornings every single week, often with TWO [...]

By | November 17th, 2012|6 Comments

Roundabout planned for Sonoma Valley

Sonoma County is proposing to build a roundabout on Arnold Drive at Agua Caliente Road, the entrance to the Hanna Boys Center, in the Sonoma Valley. The roundabout, projected to cost $2 million if approved, would be built next spring and would be the first one on a [...]

By | July 18th, 2012|7 Comments

Highway 20 roundabout under construction

  Caltrans has started building a roundabout on Highway 20 at Nice-Lucerne Cutoff Road in an attempt to improve safety at the Lake County intersection. A Caltrans statement said the collision rate at the intersection near Nice is more than five times the statewide average for similar intersections. [...]

By | March 26th, 2012|7 Comments

Fort Bragg’s $4.4 million roundabout

After more than four years of planning and preparation at a cost of about $2.8 million, Caltrans is ready to break ground to build a roundabout on Highway 1 just south of Fort Bragg. Construction was estimated at $1.6 million, for a total cost of $4.4 million, but last week [...]

By | May 18th, 2011|17 Comments