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Update on Highway 101/Airport Blvd. construction

Those of you who work in the Airport Blvd. business cluster already know about road closures and detours, but what about Jake, a reader who makes an occasional trip to the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport? “Yesterday, I went to the Charles Schulz Airport via 101 from Santa Rosa. Since I don’t regularly drive to the airport (or surrounding businesses) I didn’t know the overpass construction has temporarily blocked the northbound Airport Blvd exit. I had to drive… Read More »

Mailbag: Where are the sidewalks? Can police ignore traffic laws?

Here are questions from Road Warrior readers: What happened to the sidewalks? Construction just finished on Shiloh Road west of Highway 101 in Windsor. They seem to have left pedestrians out during this recent construction. All existing sidewalks were in the north side of Shiloh Road this includes both the area in front of the Wyndham Resort and the highway overpass.  The south side of the road has very narrow shoulders with (in some cases) not even a bike lane.… Read More »

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 the River Road offramp for two to three hours, both to allow the crews to do preparatory work, Caltrans said. On Tuesday, during the same night hours, crews will move… Read More »

Big changes for Windsor intersection

One of the busier intersections in Windsor is about to get easier for drivers to navigate. On April 16, work is to begin on a $3.84 million project to realign the intersection of Conde Lane and Shiloh Road and to widen part of Shiloh, with completion set for by late November. Now for drivers on Conde Lane, waiting to merge onto Shiloh often can be a challenge during commute hours because of heavy traffic on Shiloh, which has grown over… Read More »

Update: Old Red work delayed; Westside Road project this week

Editor’s note: This story has been revised because Sonoma County officials this afternoon announced chip sealing of Old Redwood Highway has been delayed a week. —– Crews are suppose to start work Wednesday to prepare Old Redwood Highway from Shiloh Road in Windsor to Santa Rosa for chip sealing. Workers will spend this week removing crosswalk striping and such and then next week, probably Tuesday, crews will begin the chip sealing, which should take three days, said Rob Silva, roads… Read More »