Construction Update June 7, 2024

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In this issue:

  • Piner High School Graduation
  • Road Surface Repairs
  • Construction Underway and Upcoming
  • 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 this evening (June 7) around 5:00 P.M. 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 during this time.

Road Surface Repairs

[updated!] The contractor finished repairs in the two northbound (east side) lanes of Fulton Road and is currently waiting for the newly poured concrete to cure. The contractor will be back on-site next week to being diamond-grinding the newly installed road surface. This will remove any ridges, indentations, or other defects and ensure a smooth road surface. To accommodate this work, both directions of traffic along this section of Fulton Road have been moved to the southbound (west) side. The diamond-grind operation is expected last for one week.

Once completed the contractor will begin working in the various intersections on Fulton Road between Piner Rd and Guerneville Rd. Details on possible night work and road detours associated with this work will be provided in next week’s newsletter. Note – all road removal and replacement is being completed at the expense of the contractor.

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

  • 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.


  • 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!