Construction Update December 9, 2022

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In this issue:

  • Construction underway and upcoming
  • Reminders: Forestview Creek Path and Piner High School bus stop

Construction underway and upcoming

HOLIDAY WORK HOURS: There is no work scheduled for December 26 and January 2 due to the winter holiday. Weather permitting, there will be some work in various locations from December 27 – December 30.

All schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances; when traveling in and near the construction areas, use additional caution and be aware of work crews, flaggers, traffic control, rough roadways, special signage, and heavy equipment.

  • Guerneville Rd to Wishing Well Lane
    • Southbound: underground work, sidewalk removal / re-configuration, and retaining wall construction are underway. Construction of the sidewalk is currently underway.
  • Wishing Well Way to Jenes Lane
    • Northbound: installation of light poles is currently underway and expected to continue over the next few days. Motorists driving through the area should anticipate traffic delays. Periodic lane closures are expected while this work is underway.
    • Southbound: underground work is continuing this week with the installation of storm drains.
  • Jenes Lane to Piner High School
    • Northbound: installation of the sidewalk and new bus stop is currently underway.
    • Southbound: installation of the new bus stop is currently underway.
  • Piner High School to Piner Road
    • Southbound: construction of the new sidewalk is currently underway and expected to continue into January. Crews are currently installing the gutters and sidewalk curbs in this area.


  • As of early August, the Forestview Creek path is closed 24/7 from Fulton Road to Country Manor Drive, for the construction of a retaining wall and other concrete work near the creek.

For the protection of the creek and habitat, State environmental regulations establish the seasonal periods during which concrete work can take place in or near a creek (including the potential for rain). Crews have been working to complete those elements before the end of the allowed period, however, it is now very likely that work at the creek will be suspended until that “window” opens again in late spring of 2023.

Therefore, the Forestview Creek path is likely to remain closed to public use until late spring/early summer of 2023. An update will be provided once the anticipated schedule is finalized. We apologize for any disruption or inconvenience that this extension of the path closure may cause. As an alternative, path users may want to consider using the Peterson Creek path between Guerneville Road and Fulton Road.

Piner High School bus stop – as of early July, the northbound bus stop at Piner High School is temporarily relocated to just north of the school’s main entrance. Work is underway on the new bus stop at the original location with an estimated reopening this winter. For general bus service information please visit Santa Rosa CityBus.

Digging the trench for the installation of new utility lines
Digging the trench for the installation of new utility lines


Connecting a manhole to the new storm drain pipeline
Connecting a manhole to the new storm drain pipeline

Project overview and schedule

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. The project is expected to continue for approximately 18 – 24 months (all schedules are subject to change depending on weather, unanticipated circumstances, and seasonal access restrictions to creek areas).

Work hours: 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. With City approval, periodic work on nights (8:30 pm to 5:00 am) or weekends may take place.

Additional project overview and overall schedule information is online at