Construction Update July 7, 2023

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In this issue:

  • Location and Impacts of Paving Operations
  • Sidewalk and Bike Lane Closures
  • Construction Underway and Upcoming
  • Reminders:
    • Youth Community Park Summer Camp
    • Temporary bus stop locations
  • 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 on July 25 in the northbound lane between Piner High School and Piner Road. Once underway flaggers will be present to direct traffic when necessary. Please use caution when traveling through the area and follow all construction signs and directions.

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

The sidewalk and bike lane on the east side of Fulton Road between Piner Road and Piner High School is currently 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, and use the sidewalk on the west side of Fulton Road. The sidewalk is expected to be reopened in the next 1-2 weeks.

Construction Underway and Upcoming

The pedestrian ramp at the Northeast corner of Piner Road and Fulton Road has been demolished and is no longer accessible to pedestrians trying to cross at that corner. The new pedestrian ramp is currently under construction and should be reopened by the end of next week.

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:

  • Repaving of the intersection at Piner Road and Fulton Road
  • Installation of new streetlight posts, traffic signals, and other electrical work.
  • Asphalt grinding in preparation for repaving.
  • Begin work on the road median
  • Installation of new irrigation systems
  • 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. Be sure to visit for up-to-date information.


  • Youth Community Park will host a summer camp starting June 12 and ending August 11. Motorists entering and exiting the Youth Community Park parking lot should expect delays Monday thru Friday around the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
  • 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 has been temporarily relocated back to the original location while the repaving process is underway.
New bus stop at the Appletree Drive intersection
New bus stop at the Appletree Drive intersection


Preparing the subgrade before starting phase 2 of the RCC repaving
Preparing the subgrade before starting phase 2 of the RCC repaving

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 last 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