Santa Rosa gas prices fall a bit

There's hope: Gas prices are slowly inching down in Santa Rosa and across the state, AAA reports. The average price for regular on Monday was $4.23 a gallon, down about a penny from the day before, down 5 cents from a week ago and down 10 cents from a month [...]

By | April 10th, 2012|3 Comments

Mailbag: Why cable barriers on Hwy. 101 in Ukiah?

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: Do you know why they are putting all the work into making a barrier in the median strip of Highway 101 in Ukiah? There is much more traffic south of Cloverdale and with less space between north and southbound lanes there is [...]

By | November 25th, 2011|10 Comments

Mailbag: Sidewalk? Bike lane? What is it?

Here's a question from a reader about Highway 101: What the heck are they doing in the center divide along 101 through Ukiah/Redwood Valley? Us locals would really like to know. What is the concrete-sidewalk-type strip they are installing in the center divide all through Ukiah and north into Redwood [...]

By | September 23rd, 2011|6 Comments

Mailbag: When will Talmage bridge be finished?

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: Can you find out the estimated completion date for the bridge retrofit on Talmage Road in Ukiah? Samantha The answer comes from Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie Jr.: The bridge is anticipated to be completed this fall, probably October or November. [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Our gas contest winner is …

Marc Adams of Ukiah drives 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year, mostly for his job as a real estate appraiser. So perhaps it's appropriate that he won the Road Warrior's Guess the Gas Price Contest, receiving a $50 gas card. Marc's guess was $4.269 a gallon and turned [...]

By | May 4th, 2011|3 Comments

Hwy. 101 repairs getting under way

Once again the unstable clay soil of the Willits Grade north of Ukiah is bedeviling Highway 101 and Caltrans engineers, but this time they hope they can beat it. "Caltrans has been fighting it for many years," with construction crews regularly fixing slipouts and other problems on the [...]

By | March 1st, 2011|5 Comments

Emergency repairs on Highway 101

Caltrans starting Monday will restrict traffic to one lane in both directions on a stretch of Highway 101 between Ukiah and Willits because of emergency work to repair a slipout. For now, only southbound traffic is down to one lane on the 2.1-mile stretch of 101, which is on the [...]

By | February 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Sebastopol ranks high in fatal/injury collisions

Sebastopol again ranks near the top in the state for fatal/injury collisions among cities of comparable size, according to the latest figures from the state Office of Traffic Safety. For 2009, Sebastopol ranked second out of 70 cities of 2,500 to 10,000 people with 67 fatal/injury collisions. Sonora, near Yosemite, [...]

By | January 19th, 2011|1 Comment

Mailbag: What’s up with 101 in Ukiah?

Here's an inquiry from a Road Warrior reader: Can you find out what the status is of the work on 101 in the Ukiah area? Please tell me they are coming back to do the southbound #2 lane from Highway 20 to Burke Hill? And while I'm at it, they [...]

By | January 4th, 2011|1 Comment

Mailbag: Why is 101 so rough in Ukiah?

Question: The pavement repair project in Highway 101 in Ukiah is well under way, with several miles of new sections of concrete in the northbound slow lane. The patches are all various lengths from a few feet to a couple of hundred feet in length. When you drive over these [...]

By | October 25th, 2010|2 Comments