For Immediate Release
Board of Supervisors authorizes repair of Moscow Road due to risk of failure following multiple major storm events
SANTA ROSA, CA | March 14, 2023
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized the Department of Public Infrastructure to move forward with permanent repairs to storm-damaged sites on Moscow Road in west Sonoma County. A total of three storm sites from 2019 and 2023 are at risk of failure and could isolate more than 250 residents. Permanent repair of all sites is expected to begin this summer.
Sonoma County uses a combination of corrective maintenance and pavement preservation to take care of 1,368 miles of roads and 328 bridges, which is the largest road network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because state gas tax (SB1) funding for roads is distributed based on the number of vehicle registrations rather than the number of road miles, rural counties receive less road funding. Other funding sources for county road repairs include the Measure L transient occupancy tax and Measure M sales tax.
In 2012, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors began using a significant number of taxpayers’ discretionary General Funds to bolster pavement preservation efforts and today contributes more to maintain the county’s road system than any other California counties. Since that time, the board has invested more than $169 million of discretionary dollars in road improvements and completed 456 miles of pavement preservation and rehabilitation projects throughout the county.
Dan Virkstis, Communications Specialist