Construction Update June 2, 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

The first phase of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) paving on Fulton Road was completed this week. The second phase is expected to resume in the middle of July.

In the meantime, crews will be focused on installing asphalt at intersections along the construction route to connect the side streets with the new RCC pavement on Fulton Road. Beginning next week, crews will be performing this work at the intersections of Wishing Well Lane, Youth Community Park entrance, and the high school south access road. While this work is underway access to these roads will remain open.

Starting next week crews will be working in the Fulton Road entrance to the Raley’s parking lot. This work is expected to last approximately one week. While this work is being performed cars will not be able to enter or exit the parking lot from this entrance. In order to access the parking lot cars will need to use the Appletree Lane or Guerneville Road entrances.

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 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, 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.
Placing saw cuts in the new RCC pavement at the Jenes Lane intersection along Fulton Road
Placing saw cuts in the new RCC pavement at the Jenes Lane intersection along Fulton Road


Installing a new stretch of RCC pavement along Fulton Road
Installing a new stretch of RCC pavement along Fulton Road

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