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Mailbag: Lobby for road repairs, triangles on the pavement and more

How can you draw attention to bad roads? What are those triangles showing up on Santa Rosa streets? And when will roadwork be done on Bloomfield Road? Here’s what has been on Road Warrior readers’ minds. Question: Mueller Rd. between Hwy. 116 and Graton Rd is desperately in need of a complete re-paving.  It’s beyond repair.  The same is true for Frei Rd. between Hwy. 116 and Guerneville Rd.  What do we have to do to draw attention to these two… Read More »

County lists roads to be repaired, repaved in spring, summer

  About 50 miles of Sonoma County-maintained roads are on track to get some type of major repairs next spring and summer. The roads include 14 that got the headlines last week when the county Board of Supervisors approved $6.5 million for that work, but there are several more, including some that have needed help for years. One example is Old Redwood Highway from Petaluma to Cotati. Here’s the full list from the county roads department and what work will… Read More »

List of 13.2 miles of roads county plans to improve

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to spend $6.5 million to improve 13.2 miles of roads. The roads will get various types of improvements or repair work, and officials said they were selected because of their agricultural or tourism connection. Here’s the list, with how much of the road is to be improved and the “attraction” they serve: –Adobe Canyon Road, 2.32 miles worth, from Highway 12 to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, serving Hood Mountain Regional Park… Read More »

List of additional roads Sonoma County decided to save

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to add about 42 miles of roads to the county’s list of priority roads that will receive enough maintenance to keep them in good shape. That’s on top of the 155.9 miles of roads that the board made a priority last year. That’s a total of 198 miles out of the 1,382.8 miles that the county is responsible for. There’s also 20.8 miles of roads that the county roads department wants… Read More »

10 Christmas wishes for Sonoma County drivers

Here’s my Christmas wish list for drivers: 1. That everyone who just has to use their cellphone while driving goes hands-free. Buy a Bluetooth or something. Too many times have I seen a driver holding his/her phone and not paying attention. 2. That those who violate the cellphone law get ticketed. 3. That the CHP really crack down on car-pool lane violators, not just a day here and there. If we have to have car-pool lanes, then enforce the law.… Read More »