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$82 million approved for Highway 101 bridges over Petaluma River

The California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $82 million to replace the parallel spans of Highway 101 over the Petaluma River.

The Petaluma River Bridge looking north along Highway 101 Tuesday May 22, 2012 in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / PD)

The construction work, which could start this fall and take two years, is a major part of the widening of Highway 101 through Sonoma County and the Novato Narrows.

The Sonoma County Transportation Authority also also applied for $32.4 million to replace the Highway 101 bridges over Highway 116.

Sonoma County is well along on its effort to widen Highway 101 from Windsor to the Marin County line, at a cost of $950 million.

It still would need $145 million to widen the freeway from Petaluma Boulevard North to the Marin County line, completing the widening project.

— Bob Norberg

2 Responses to “$82 million approved for Highway 101 bridges over Petaluma River”

  1. Tim says:

    This is not enough money set aside to this project to occur. The amount approved will only be enough tp pay for the environmentalists and lawyers fighting us not construct the bridge.

  2. John bly says:

    Good job Suzanne Smith for helping to secure funding for this much needed project! Now let’s complete 101 all the way to Novato!