Construction Update May 19, 2023

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In this issue:

  • Location and Impacts of Paving Operations
  • Sidewalk and Bike Lane Closure
  • Construction Underway and Upcoming
  • Reminders: Forestview Creek Path and Piner High School bus stop

Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) paving on Fulton Road began May 1st and is expected to last for approximately 10-12 weeks (note: timing is subject to change depending on weather, technical issues, and other unforeseen circumstances).

Installation of the RCC pavement will not occur next week. Instead, crews will be focused on placing saw cuts in the newly installed pavement to prevent future cracking. Paving will resume the following week in the southbound lane between Piner High School and Appletree Drive. For residents located within the paving zone steel plates will be used to allow vehicles to access driveways; however, delays are likely and residents should plan ahead when possible.  When necessary, flaggers will be located at intersections while work is underway to allow motorists to safely turn onto Fulton Road.

RCC paving provides a more durable, lower-maintenance, and much longer-lasting pavement surface. However, it takes longer to cure than asphalt, requiring additional temporary traffic control measures. While this work is underway, traffic controls will include:

  • Lane closures on Fulton Road
  • Temporary intersection closures at cross streets along Fulton Road
  • Periodic limited access to some driveways
  • Temporary relocation of the northbound bus stop at Piner High School (the southbound bus stop will remain at its current temporary location near Jenes Lane)

Be sure to visit for up-to-date information.

Sidewalk and Bike Lane Closure
The sidewalk and bike lane on the east side of Fulton Road between Appletree Drive and the Piner High School south access driveway are currently closed to pedestrians and cyclists. Piner High School students that need to access the southbound bus stop at Jenes Lane should cross at the Piner High School north access crosswalk.

Construction Underway and Upcoming
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. Please be prepared for temporary traffic control measures throughout the work area. Upcoming construction work will include continuation of:

  • Installation of new streetlight posts and traffic signals, and other electrical work.
  • Asphalt grinding in preparation for repaving.
  • Installation of RCC pavement.
  • Construction of new driveways at several locations.
  • Preparation of the subgrade, and forming and pouring new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks at various locations.
  • Installation of “low-impact development” environmental features such as bioswales (linear, vegetated ditches accommodating the collection, conveyance, filtration, and infiltration of stormwater) in various locations.

All schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.


  • Starting this week the Forestview Creek path from Fulton Road to Country Manor Drive has been reopened to the public.
  • Piner High School bus stop – The northbound temporary bus stop has been relocated back to the original bus stop location, just south of the main Piner High School entrance. For general bus service information please visit Santa Rosa CityBus. The southbound bus stop will remain at its current temporary location near Jenes Lane while the repaving process is underway.
Finishing the surface on the newly installed RCC pavement
Finishing the surface on the newly installed RCC pavement


Placing saw cuts in the RCC pavement to prevent future cracking
Placing saw cuts in the RCC pavement to prevent future cracking

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