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Break the tie: Vote for worst road finalists

Five Sonoma County roads are tied for first place. Cast another vote today.

By | November 8th, 2013|35 Comments

Mailbag: Occidental Road, right of way on on/offramps, understanding speed limit signs

Here are questions from Road Warrior readers: Occidental Road needs striping The center line striping on Occidental Road between Fulton Road and Highway 116 is totally worn.  The reflective dots are missing or covered in oil.  Really scary driving are night and especially during the rain. Jerry The answer comes [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|6 Comments

Sound Off: Sebastopol mess, danger at 116/Occidental Road

Here are comments by Road Warrior readers: Traffic mess in Sebastopol Thanks for your forum to allow us to express concerns about things that our traffic people are doing (or not doing) to our traffic flows.  I apologize in advance if this sounds more brash than it should, but I [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|12 Comments

Mailbag: A Sebastopol crosswalk hazard? Fixing Hwy. 101 from Windsor to Healdsburg

  Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader. It was quite lengthy, so we've edited it down a bit: I have a big concern about the Caltrans work on the crosswalks in  Sebastopol.  The flashing lights on the crosswalks are great.  However, several of the crosswalks now have a [...]

By | August 3rd, 2012|11 Comments

Anti-DUI task force gets $300,000

Sonoma County's anti-DUI campaign will continue after the state awarded a $300,000 grant for the Avoid the 13 task force. The task force, which includes all police agencies in the county and is coordinated by Petaluma police, had a three-year grant of $659,000 that ended Sept. 30. The money pays [...]

By | November 3rd, 2011|12 Comments

Did CHP, Caltrans do enough in 101 closure?

When two trucks collided during the morning commute a couple of weeks on Highway 101 in Cotati, northbound lanes were closed for hours, leaving many commuters fuming. Some Road Warrior readers wondered if the CHP and Caltrans could have done more to alleviate the massive congestion that the closure caused. [...]

By | November 1st, 2011|12 Comments

Road work Monday in Sebastopol

Caltrans is warning of possible traffic delays Monday in Sebastopol as crews repair "distressed pavement" along Highway 116. The work is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday and will be at various locations within the city.

By | October 15th, 2011|1 Comment

Bay Area annual pothole report

Roads maintained by Sonoma County no longer are the worst in the Bay Area -- they're second worse. In its annual pothole report, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission reported today that the county roads last year had a pavement condition index of 45, which is rated as poor. But [...]

By | June 22nd, 2011|4 Comments

Tickets plunge in Cotati, Rohnert Park, jump in Windsor

The number of traffic tickets issued last year by police in Cotati and Rohnert Park dropped by more than half while the number in Windsor soared, according to Sonoma County traffic court records. A total of 80,395 tickets in 2010 were filed for processing with the court, up from 77,351 [...]

By | June 14th, 2011|4 Comments

DUI crackdown on St. Patrick’s Day

A special DUI strike team of police officers will patrol downtown Cotati on Thursday to arrest anyone who celebrated St. Patrick's Day with too much to drink. Other extra officers will be focusing on areas in the Sonoma County with high incidents of DUI collisions and arrests, all part of [...]

By | March 16th, 2011|1 Comment