Construction Update July 1, 2022

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In this issue:

  • Fulton Road Improvements Project underway
  • Upcoming construction
  • Notes for parents/students at Piner High School
  • Project schedule
  • Construction notes

Fulton Road Improvements Project underway
This project will widen, reconstruct, and rehabilitate one mile of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road, transforming it into an updated, four-lane regional/arterial street, as well as provide many other improvements. Benefits to the community include improved traffic/travel circulation, safety, and overall connectivity, enhanced sidewalks, ADA accessibility compliance, and bike lanes. Also included are drainage infrastructure and permeable landscaping, planters, and swales for improved stormwater filtering and drainage, plus enhanced aesthetics with drought-tolerant median and roadside plantings.

Upcoming construction
(NOTE: all schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances):

  • All areas: potholing (small excavations in the roadway to identify utility locations), tree and fence removal/construction fence installation continuing into mid-July
  • Jenes Lane to the north access to Piner High School
    • Northbound: shoulder demolition continuing through approximately July 6. Starting on or around July 7 there will be underground and surface work continuing through late December.
    • Southbound: shoulder demolition continuing through late July. Starting mid-July there will also be underground and surface work continuing through August.
  • Wishing Well Way to Jenes Lane
    • Northbound: shoulder demolition and subgrade work anticipated to start July 5, followed by underground and surface work continuing into mid-August
  • North Piner High School access to Quail Hollow Drive
    • Southbound: shoulder demolition continuing through approximately July 7, followed by underground work through mid-September, and other work anticipated to continue into December.
  • Appletree Drive to Wishing Well Lane
    • Southbound: shoulder demolition anticipated to start July 5. Retaining wall installation is expected to get underway by July 15, continuing into late August. Other underground and surface work is anticipated to continue into late September.

When traveling in the area, please use additional caution and be aware of work crews, flaggers, special traffic signage, and heavy equipment.

Notes for parents/students at Piner High School

The northbound bus stop at Piner High School will be temporarily taken out of service on approximately July 5, for an estimated two months. During this time, please use the northbound bus stops at Quail Hollow Drive or Appletree Drive. For general bus service information please visit Santa Rosa CityBus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as this important roadway improvements project takes place!

Project schedule
The project is expected to continue for approximately 18 – 24 months. Please note that this schedule is subject to change depending on weather, unanticipated circumstances, and seasonal access restrictions to creek areas. Work will typically take place 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. On occasion, if deemed necessary and as approved by the City, periodic night work would be from 8:30 pm to 5:00 am. Prior notice will be given for night work, and if periodic weekend work is needed.

Construction notes
As with all large construction projects, there will be unavoidable disruptions to nearby neighbors and to motorists traveling in the area – we apologize in advance for noise, dust, lane closures, traffic delays, and any other impacts or inconveniences. When driving, walking, or biking in the area, always be aware of construction crews and equipment, flaggers, special signage, slower traffic, and rough roadway. Use an alternate route if possible, and allow for additional time to get to and from your destination.

Access to driveways in the project area will be maintained; however, there will be times when excavation or paving work will temporarily limit access, potentially up to several hours. Trash/recycling collection, package and mail delivery, bus service, and public safety vehicles will be accommodated. As needed, mailboxes which are within the work zone directly on Fulton Road will be removed/relocated closer to the property, out of the project footprint. This will take place as the project proceeds, and crews will make every effort to notify residents one-to-two days prior to the necessary relocation.