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