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Santa Rosa Avenue work aims to solve traffic logjam

Construction will soon get underway to unclog one of the city’s most notoriously congested arteries — Santa Rosa Avenue near Costco.

Highway 101 metering lights to be turned on

Sonoma County motorists merging onto the freeway have zipped past idle metering lights for more than a decade without noticing. But when transportation officials switch them on next year, the on-ramp traffic signals will give many drivers pause.

Solution to Highway 101′s biggest bottleneck at least seven years away

On the day the new Graton Resort & Casino opened last week, northbound traffic on Highway 101 backed up from Rohnert Park all the way to Novato. It took drivers an hour to travel just 22 miles.

Cloverdale council rejects four-way stop at dangerous intersection

An overflow crowd of sometimes angry, tearful and frustrated people implored the Cloverdale City Council Monday night to put in a traffic light or make other safety improvements at a crosswalk that was the scene of a fatality last summer and serious injuries for two teenage boys on Halloween night.

Petaluma settles dispute over traffic impact fees

Petaluma and one of the city’s largest developers have agreed to a settlement in which the company will pay traffic impact fees that were in effect in 2003 rather than higher fees required now.

Santa Rosa tries blinking yellow turn signal

Santa Rosa traffic engineers are hoping a new kind of traffic signal will help drivers make better decisions when they make left turns at intersections in the city. The city is the first in Sonoma County to install traffic signals with flashing yellow left-turn arrows.

Healy wants Petaluma to oppose Rohnert Park casino

Petaluma City Council members will be asked Monday whether the city should urge North Bay legislators to reject the governor’s gaming agreement with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, who plan a huge casino near Rohnert Park. What do you think the council should do?

Going roundabout on roundabouts

Is it possible to walk from the fire station in Cotati to City Hall? Judging by the squabble over traffic roundabouts, maybe not …

Oliver’s Market, Cotati going in circles over roundabout

One of Cotati’s biggest employers may have inadvertently undercut its objections to a city proposal to install two roundabouts on its main street. Oliver’s Market, which has said it won’t relocate downtown if the traffic plan goes forward and may leave the city, has been showing a video to demonstrate how the roundabout would be an impediment to big trucks. Only one problem: the video does not tell the full story.

Cotati traffic overhaul a deal-breaker for Oliver’s

Oliver’s Market, one of the biggest companies in Cotati, says it won’t move downtown and may leave the city if officials go ahead with a plan to redesign the main street. The $3.5 million design would would narrow Old Redwood Highway to two lanes downtown and incorporate two roundabouts.

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