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Road Improvements and the Gas Tax

Published:  April 17, 2018

On April 17th, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a list of road improvement projects which will make it easier and safer to travel in Sonoma County. These improvements will be funded with the new State gas tax, also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The improvements include over 15 miles of resurfaced roads, 12 miles of ditching, 13 culvert replacements, and two viaduct replacements. These projects are budgeted with the $9.8 million in new gas tax funding that County of Sonoma is projected to receive in Fiscal Year 2018-19.

The projects include:

Pavement Preservation Program Projects – This Program aims to improve road surfaces and extend pavement life.

 Road Location Treatment Useful Life (Est.)
 Ferguson Road (69049) PM 10.00 – 11.31 Chip Seal 5-7 Years
 Furlong Road (69052) PM 10.00 – 11.73 Chip Seal 5-7 Years
 Poplar Avenue (58041) PM 10.00 – 11.00 Chip Seal 5-7 Years
 Bohemian Highway (6002D) PM 13.93 – 18.78 Overlay 5-10 Years
 Grove Street (56023) PM 11.79 – 13.87 Overlay 5-10 Years
 River Road (1001B) PM 30.00 – 34.21 Overlay 5-10 Years

 

Road Maintenance and Operations Projects– Maintaining the County road system entails a vast array of work, including repair of damaged pavement, cleaning and repair of road signs, removal of roadside vegetation, and repair of slip outs and landslides.

 Road Location Treatment Useful Life (Est.)
 Willowside Road (79038) PM 11.17 - 10.16 Maintenance Repair 5-10 Years
 Wallace Road (77067) PM 11.49 - 10.00 Maintenance Repair 5-10 Years
 River Road (1001B) PM 30.00 - 34.24 Ditching 2-5 Years
 Los Alamos Road (77005) PM 10.94 - 14.30 Ditching 2-5 Years
 Bohemian Highway (6002D) PM 10.00 - 13.60 Ditching 2-5 Years
 Ross Road (79031B)  PM 10.61 - 11.86 Ditching 2-5 Years
 Neeley Road (80120) PM 14.92 Viaduct Replacement 30 Years
 Summerhome Park Road (80032B) PM 10.41 Viaduct Replacement 30 Years
 Porter Creek Road (8801B) PM 19.89 – 20.19 Grind & Patch Pave  5-10 Years
 River Road (8802B)  PM 12.14 – 12.54 Grind & Patch Pave 5-10 Years
 Tomales Road (5803) PM 10.00 – 10.30 Grind & Patch Pave  5-10 Years
 Arnold Drive (5603)  PM 13.30 – 13.60 Grind & Patch Pave 5-10 Years
 Mountain Road (66006) PM 10.54 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Coleman Valley Road (7003)  PM 17.57 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Salmon Creek Road (60008) PM 12.29 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Chiquita Road (99032) PM 11.69 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Bonness Road (56003)  PM 10.13 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Bonness Road (56003)  PM 10.42 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Lytton Station Road (99035) PM 11.14 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Lytton Station Road (99035) PM 11.16 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 West Dry Creek Road (99017) PM 14.96 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 West Dry Creek Road (99017) PM 10.45 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Windsor Road (7903B) PM 11.99 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Windsor Road (7903B) PM 12.21 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years
 Irwin Lane (78024) PM 11.19 Culvert Replacement 20-40 Years

 
The new gas tax comes with transparency and accountability: transportation agencies must submit project lists like the one approved today to the State in order to receive funding. This ensures that the $5 billion each year generated from the new state gas tax is dedicated wisely. 

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