Construction Update May 24, 2024

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In this issue:

  • Piner High School Graduation
  • Changing Traffic Conditions
  • Construction Underway and Upcoming
  • Construction Photos
  • Reminders:
    • HAWK Signalized Crosswalk
    • Temporary Bus Stop Locations
  • Project Overview and Schedule

Piner High School Graduation

[new!] Piner High School’s graduation will take place on Friday, June 7. With an estimated attendance of over 3,000 people, significant traffic delays are expected along Fulton Road during the event. To avoid congestion, please consider avoiding the area on that day.

Changing Traffic Conditions

[updated!] Repairs in the two northbound (east side) lanes of Fulton Road between Jenes Lane and Guerneville Road are underway. The contractor is currently pouring concrete near Piner High School and will continue working towards Guerneville Road. To accommodate this work, both directions of traffic on that section of Fulton Road have been moved to the southbound (west) side. Please note that traffic from Jenes Lane to Piner Road had already been moved to the west side, so now that lane change extends from Guerneville Road to Piner Road. Access to driveways on the east side of Fulton Road may be periodically impacted during this work; however, crews will work with residents and businesses to limit disruptions.

When traveling in and near the construction areas, be cautious and 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.

Construction Underway and Upcoming

Note – the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Crews are continuing to remove and replace non-compliant portions of the southbound lanes of Fulton Road, and are currently diamond grinding the road to smooth the surface and remove any bumps or indents. The contractor will be back onsite on May 28 to resume the resume work in the two northbound lanes. Note – all road removal and replacement is being completed at the expense of the contractor.

Upcoming construction work:

  • Pavement repair work is currently underway and taking place throughout the project site
  • Continuation of median work
  • Installation of bus shelters and benches is complete, however not all of them are in use due to the temporary traffic controls that are currently in place. For general bus service information, please visit Santa Rosa CityBus.
  • Continuing installation of irrigation main and laterals

All schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. Be sure to visit for up-to-date information.

Construction Photos

Pouring new concrete for a recently removed section of road
Pouring new concrete for a recently removed section of road


Newly poured sections of concrete typically take 3 days to cure
Newly poured sections of concrete typically take 3 days to cure


  • A HAWK Signalized Crosswalk has been installed between Piner High School and Youth Community Park on Fulton Road, which stops vehicle traffic only when activated by a pedestrian. This is the third HAWK beacon crossing installed within the city limits. For more information on HAWK signalized crosswalks, please visit the city website.
  • The Fulton Road northbound bus stop near Quail Hollow Drive has been temporarily relocated to the eastbound lane of Piner Road, near the Fulton Road and Piner Road intersection. The Fulton Road northbound bus stop near Guerneville Road has been temporarily relocated just south of the Guerneville Road intersection. For general bus service information, please visit Santa Rosa CityBus.

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 started in June 2022 and is expected to last for approximately 24 months (all schedules are subject to change depending on weather, unanticipated circumstances, and seasonal access restrictions to creek areas).

Work hours: 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Monday thru Friday. With City approval, periodic work on nights (8:30 P.M. to 5:00 A.M.) or weekends may take place.

Additional project overview and overall schedule information is online at

If you have questions or concerns about this project, send an email to or call the project information line at (707) 385-1239.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!