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SMART road closures in Santa Rosa

SMART rail line construction work continues this week in Santa Rosa, and for about the next month certain roads will be completely closed for a few days at a time where they cross the railroad tracks. Drivers will need to find alternate routes. –Guerneville Road, 7 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday. –Sixth Street, 7 a.m. Nov. 13 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. –College Avenue, 7 a.m. Nov. 16 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 –Ninth Street , 7 a.m. Nov.… Read More »

SMART road closures arrive in Santa Rosa

Note to readers: This column has been updated. SMART rail line construction work has arrived in Santa Rosa, and that means for the next few weeks certain roads will be completely closed for a few days at a time where the streets cross the railroad tracks. Drivers will need to find alternate routes. Third Street is closed now through 6 p.m. Thursday. After that will be, likely starting the first week in November: –Sixth Street. –Guerneville Road. –Ninth Street. –College… Read More »

SMART rail work to close Santa Rosa, Petaluma roads

SMART rail projects will force these scheduled road closures this week and next: –Third Street in Santa Rosa at the railroad tracks from Tuesday through Thursday. –Corona Road in Petaluma on Thursday at the tracks to repair work done last month. Petaluma police say the work created a dip; SMART says it’s a bump particularly noticeable at speeds faster than the speed limit. Either way, Corona should be open Friday and should be smooth. –Sixth Street in Santa Rosa at… Read More »

New road opens under Highway 101 in Santa Rosa

  There’s a new way to get under Highway 101 in Santa Rosa: The city has opened the Sixth Street underpass at the northwest tip of Santa Rosa Plaza. Finishing touches are still going on, but the $1.1 million project reconnects two stretches of Sixth Street that had ended at Highway 101. Years ago, Sixth Street had gone through but when Highway 101 was elevated, that construction severed the road. The reopening also has changed traffic flows: Westbound drivers on… Read More »

New road under Highway 101 in Santa Rosa

In 2005, Caltrans built the Highway 101 overpass at Sixth Street in Santa Rosa but never built the street under it. Now, Santa Rosa is going to. On Monday, construction crews will start a $1.1 million project to connect the two stretches of Sixth Street that end at the highway, with completion due in October. Dave Vandeveer, an associate civil engineer for the city who is overseeing the project, said the work includes the new stretch of road, new sidewalks,… Read More »