Jul 14, 2017
On Monday the 17th July, construction is set to begin on 54 miles of major roads in unincorporated Sonoma County. Improvements range from rebuilding roads to treatments that keep good roads in a good condition. This work will enhance a total of 255,515 average daily vehicle trips, however the construction will have unavoidable traffic impacts.
“The investments we make in our roads improve the daily lives of Sonoma County residents,” stated Board Chairwoman Shirlee Zane. “We will minimize traffic impacts to the greatest extent possible, while still working efficiently to protect our tax payer’s investment. We are grateful to neighbors, commuters, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians for their patience through construction.”
Below is a summary of which roads will be under construction, and the type of work that can be expected. For details on which sections of road will be affected, traffic impacts, and weekly schedule updates please visithttp://sonomacounty.ca.gov/TPW/Projects/Current-Paving/.
Fog Seal – a light application of asphalt emulsion to preserve good pavement.
Slurry Seal – a mixture of asphalt emulsion and gravel that rejuvenates good pavement.
Chip Seal – layers of asphalt emulsion and fine gravel to re-surface decent pavement.
Remove & Replace - existing surface is removed and replaced with new asphalt.
Asphalt Overlay – a complete asphalt road surface laid over repaired roads.
Cold In Place Recycling – remove old asphalt, mix and place it back on the road, then overlay with new asphalt. Usually used on distressed roads.
5th Street West
Full Depth Reclamation - pulverize the existing pavement and road base, mix in cement, compact the road base, and place a new asphalt surface. Used on highly distressed roads.
Due to the unprecedented storms this winter, and the need to coordinate with projects by other Agencies, the 2017 program has been divided into phases. The 54 miles under construction this summer are part of a 97 mile program approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors last year.
For more information, including which sections of road will be affected, traffic impacts, and weekly schedule updates please visithttp://sonomacounty.ca.gov/TPW/Projects/Current-Paving/.