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Historic Road Funding for Sonoma County New Road Surfaces

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Historic Road Funding for Sonoma County New Road Surfaces

The Board of Supervisors recently approved the final contract for 2016 road work, which will result in 67 miles of new road surface in Sonoma County this summer. The Board also approved a plan for next summer with another 97 miles of much needed resurfaced roads. This summer’s road construction is slated to begin the first week of July.

“Improving roads is one of the most tangible ways local government can make a difference in people’s everyday lives,” stated Chairman Carrillo. “This Board has been relentless in addressing a state legacy issue of underfunded infrastructure, dedicating more than $65 million dollars of local funds over five years to paving.”

The 2016 Road Program is the second year of a two-year road program, which totaled about 85 miles, and was funded with $22.4 Million in local, General Fund money. The summer of 2017 road re-surfacing is a result of $21.88 Million in annual local contributions and one-time funds that the Board of Supervisors dedicated to roads in November of 2015. 

There are 1,379 miles of roads in Sonoma County, and the combination of ongoing annual funding and one-time General Fund contributions are resulting in notable improvements in pavement condition. From the summers of 2013 through 2017 Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works will have re-surfaced almost 300 miles of roads with about $65 Million of local dollars, the highest level of local funding of any county in California.

This summer, four different types of road treatments will be used to resurface roads. Roads including Irwin Lane and Watmaugh Road will be rebuilt; sections of Bloomfield Road and others will be repaired and receive new asphalt surfaces; portions of Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa Avenue, Bodega Highway and more will be repaired and resurfaced with a high performance Bonded Wearing Course; and roads such as Chalk Hill Road and Skillman Lane will be repaired and surfaced with a chip seal.

For more information on this summer’s road work, a map of 2016 construction and 2017 planned projects, please visit: