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Santa Rosa’s College Avenue will be widened under Highway 101

College Avenue will be widened under Highway 101 following an agreement struck between Santa Rosa and the state Department of Transportation.

Report details what it would take to reunify Old Courthouse Square

Six years after Santa Rosa settled on a plan to reunify Old Courthouse Square, the city is no closer to being able to afford turning the bifurcated plaza into a $14 million downtown ‘living room.’

Santa Rosa spends to maintain good roads

The roads in Fountaingrove and Oakmont, two of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Santa Rosa, are in nice shape, with most ranked by the city as either ‘good’ or ‘very good.’

Santa Rosa adopts social media policy

Santa Rosa’s public employees are increasingly using social media to promote the city’s programs and services, highlight upcoming events and solicit feedback from the public.

Tough to make a SMART decision at Jennings Avenue crossing

Finding a way to get pedestrians and bicyclists safely across the railroad tracks at Jennings Avenue continues to confound the Santa Rosa City Council, which has no good options to accomplish that goal. The council learned Tuesday that it has four options for the location west of Coddingtown, ranging from no cost to nearly $3 million.

Elevated rails for SMART crossing near Coddingtown ‘not viable’

Raising the train tracks to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to cross under them near Coddingtown is probably not feasible. Instead, city staff is recommending that Santa Rosa study either building a bridge over the tracks or ground level crossing gates to help get people across the tracks.

Santa Rosa’s Sixth Street undercrossing welcomed

Santa Rosa leaders, city staff and neighbors gathered Monday at the site of the new Sixth Street undercrossing to celebrate the completion of a project designed to help reconnect a city long divided by Highway 101.

Santa Rosa OKs $200,000 study of rail underpass

The Santa Rosa City Council agreed reluctantly Tuesday to spend $200,000 to study whether a bicycle and pedestrian undercrossing can be built beneath the future rail line at Jennings Avenue. The council unanimously agreed to explore ways to avoid the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit service fencing off the pathway that people have used to cross the tracks for years at that location.

Santa Rosa moves to slash street-lighting bill

Santa Rosa is replacing hundreds of existing streetlamps at intersections with new, super-efficient bulbs that cost less to operate and will last more than three times longer.

Santa Rosa debates how to spend likely surplus

Rebounding sales tax revenues and concessions by employees are giving Santa Rosa officials a little more maneuvering room as they put together their next budget, which takes effect July 1.