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Mailbag: Flooding on Highway 101, certifying radar use

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: I have been driving Highway 101 from 37 to SF every day for several years (over 15). During this period, I had taken into account various areas of water flooding, such as the Corte Madera dip. The "dip" was the only major [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|5 Comments

Extended carpool lanes opening in Marin

Caltrans this week opened a new southbound carpool lane on Highway 101 in Novato and in a couple of weeks plans to open a northbound carpool lane there. Both are signs that the widening of  101 from northern Marin County to northern Petaluma is inching along, although closing the carpool [...]

By | July 25th, 2012|13 Comments

Mailbag: Left turn lanes for turning or merging, not passing; green stuff on 101

We've had some questions from readers regarding center turn lanes on city streets. For example: I thought the double turn lane was to be used as little as possible.  I live in Northwest Santa Rosa and usually use Piner Road to get to 101.  I often see drivers traveling quite [...]

By | March 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Mailbag: Caltrans likes reader’s idea

Here's a question from a reader: Is it possible for Caltrans to temporarily put one of the lit signs up in the median or somewhere noticeable at the beginning of both north and southbound reduced-speed areas in Novato on Highway 101? The signs are very hard to notice, which makes [...]

By | February 3rd, 2012|0 Comments