Construction Update June 16, 2023

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In this issue:

  • Location and Impacts of Paving Operations
  • Sidewalk and Bike Lane Closure
  • Construction Underway and Upcoming
  • Reminders: Youth Community Park summer camp and Piner High School bus stop
  • Project Overview and Schedule

Location and Impacts of Paving Operations
The first phase of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) paving on Fulton Road was completed on June 2. The second phase is expected to resume in the middle of July.

Upon completion of the RCC paving later in the year crews will perform a final assessment of the new pavement to detect any uneven portions of the road surface. Any ridges, indentations, or other defects requiring attention will be addressed with a diamond-griding method used to smooth out the pavement surface.

Sidewalk and Bike Lane Closure
Starting June 16 and lasting for approximately 1-2 weeks the sidewalk and bike lane on the east side of Fulton Road between Piner Road and Piner High School are closed to pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians/cyclists in the Quail Hollow neighborhood that wish to access Fulton Road will need to use Pinercrest Drive to Piner Road.

The sidewalk along Fulton Road in front of the Raley’s Shopping Center is currently closed with an estimated reopening date of Monday, June 19.

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.
  • Begin work on the road median
  • 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.
Removing the existing sidewalk in front of the Raley's Shopping Center
Removing the existing sidewalk in front of the Raley’s Shopping Center


Pouring concrete in the Raley's Shopping Center parking lot entrance
Pouring concrete in the Raley’s Shopping Center parking lot entrance

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