How do I stay informed about construction activity?

What is the Neighborhood Road Recovery Project?

  • Following the Tubbs Fire in 2017, the City of Santa Rosa, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), began a debris removal operation to remove hazardous burned material from the Coffey Park and Fountaingrove neighborhoods.
  • This operation resulted in thousands of large-scale truck trips on residential roads not designed to accommodate such heavy loads. These roads experienced significant damage as a direct result of the required debris removal operations, causing premature pavement degradation on many of the residential streets within these neighborhoods.
  • The Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Neighborhood Roads Disaster Recovery project will repair and improve 33 miles of residential City streets damaged as a result of the debris removal operation.

What improvements are being made to the roads in these neighborhoods?

  • Two pavement treatment options will be applied to resurface the pavement on this project.
  • Pavement surfaces with localized damage will receive isolated repairs followed by the application of a latex-modified, high-volume traffic slurry seal treatment to protect and extend the service life of the roadways.
  • More severely damaged pavement will receive mill-and-fill asphalt replacement, where the top layer of pavement will be milled and removed then filled in with new hot-mix asphalt.

What are the benefits of this project?

  • The project will repair and improve over 33 miles of residential roads throughout the Coffey Park and Fountaingrove neighborhoods.
  • The repairs will protect and extend the service life of the roadways undergoing construction.
  • New striping will be replaced on all streets that undergo repairs.
  • Approximately 300 concrete curb ramps will be replaced in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements along street segments that receive a mill-and-fill treatment.
  • Concrete curb ramps will be replaced in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

When will construction take place?

  • The project is scheduled to get underway in late 2023 or early 2024 and is anticipated to last for approximately 18 months.
  • This schedule is subject to change depending on weather and unanticipated circumstances.

What are the construction work hours?

  • Noise-generating working hours will be between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., with lane closures allowed between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
  • On occasion, if deemed necessary and as approved by the City, periodic night work would take place from 8:30 PM to 5:00 AM.
  • Prior notice will be given for night work, and if periodic weekend work is needed.

How will I be impacted when work is underway on my street

  • As with all large construction projects, there will be unavoidable disruptions to nearby neighbors and to motorists traveling in the area – we apologize for noise, dust, lane closures, traffic delays, and any other impacts or inconveniences.
  • While the work is underway in a specific area there will be on-street parking restrictions. At times there will be limited access to driveways, potentially up to several hours.
  • On days when trash pickup is scheduled, there will be designated areas for residents to leave their receptacles where they will be accessible to the trash trucks.
  • Mail and package delivery, bus service, and public safety vehicles will be accommodated.

How will the City help reduce the construction impact to nearby neighborhoods and businesses?

  • Be sure to sign up for our construction email updates for awareness of upcoming work and any changes in schedules.
  • Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of any road construction occurring in their respective neighborhoods.
  • Traffic control plans will be implemented for the various phases of work to help minimize traffic disruptions during this work, taking into account the need for emergency access in the event of wildfire or other potential emergency. This includes electronic message boards to inform motorists of construction and traffic control changes.
  • Be sure to visit the City of Santa Rosa’s Know Your Ways Out web page for neighborhood emergency travel routes, and the Ready Santa Rosa web page for other emergency preparedness information.

How will pedestrians be accommodated during construction?

  • Sidewalks will remain open in neighborhoods where construction is underway.
  • In areas where the pedestrian curb ramps are being replaced signage will be used informing pedestrians of alternate routes available to avoid the impacted areas.

What is the cost of the project?

  • Approximately $21.8 million

What are the funding sources for the project?

  • A Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery grant award of $13.8 million from the California Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • $5.6 million in PG&E funding
  • Capital Facility fees
  • Utility Impact fees
  • Measure M traffic relief funds