Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 06/01/2019

Lawndale Road included in county road work plan



At a Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 21, the board approved funding and a plan to rehabilitate and preserve over 51 miles of county roads in 2020 and 2021.

Included in the plan is repair of a bone-rattling 1.71-mile stretch of Lawndale Road from Schultz Road to Sonoma Highway.

It won’t be just pothole filling, but a technique known as a full-depth reclamation. Full-depth reclamation is a type of complete road reconstruction where the old pavement and base materials are not removed. Instead, they are processed on-site and the old materials are pulverized, mixed, and treated with a stabilizing agent (such as cement or asphalt emulsion) to produce a like-new road base. That stretch of Lawndale Road would then be re-surfaced with an overlay of new asphalt. This road preservation method can provide up to 30 years of additional life.

There is no date at the moment as to when this road work will be started.

Other work planned in Sonoma Valley includes Riverside Drive from Craig Avenue to Verano Avenue; Greger Street from Lichtenberg Avenue to Orchard Avenue; Thomson Avenue off of Sonoma Highway; and Arnold Drive from Highway 116 to Arnold.

Also nearby, in Bennett Valley, a 1.32-mile stretch of Grange Road will get an asphalt overlay.

From 2013-2019, 382 total miles have been paved to the tune of $112 million, a mixture of state, federal, and county general funds. For 2020-21, total funding for roads from those sources will total $37 million.

Sonoma County has the largest road network in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 1,269 miles of roads and 328 bridges.

The Board of Supervisors adopted a long-term road plan in 2014, establishing a goal to improve over 700 miles of county roads, those most traveled and those that support the county’s agricultural, recreation, and tourist activities.

Since this criteria excludes many lower volume residential and rural roads, the county dedicates $1 million per year as part of its “Worst-First” program. Each of the five supervisorial districts get a Worst-First project. In Sonoma Valley’s District 1, $228,000 will go to fix Solano Avenue from Arnold Drive to Riverside Drive.



Recently Published:

06/15/2019 - The real numbers on rattlesnake bites
06/15/2019 - Kenwood parks, county properties to see end of pesticide use
06/15/2019 - PG&E installs new fire cameras in Sonoma Valley
06/15/2019 - Impact100 Sonoma awards $324,00 in grants
06/15/2019 - Glen Ellen Forum hears about housing, applauds funding
06/15/2019 - Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District customers will see rates increase next year
06/15/2019 - Free curbside debris chipping available
06/15/2019 - Scot Medbury named new director of Quarryhill in Glen Ellen
06/15/2019 - Is the red flag flying?
06/15/2019 - Ecology Center named nonprofit of the year
06/15/2019 - Dunbar volunteer tutors sharpen kids’ reading skills
06/15/2019 - Learn more about the MAC citizens group
06/15/2019 - Volunteers beautify Glen Ellen
06/01/2019 - A new face in Kenwood
06/01/2019 - Request for bids launches SDC acquisition process
06/01/2019 - Kenwood Hometown 4th of July
06/01/2019 - Possible OVA golf course purchase subject of much debate in Oakmont
06/01/2019 - Glen Ellen-Kenwood Rotary receives service award
06/01/2019 - Be prepared – PG&E blackouts are coming this fire season
06/01/2019 - June meeting to discuss new advisory body
06/01/2019 - Carquinez building to be expanded
06/01/2019 - SEC seeks partnership with Sonoma Creek landowners
06/01/2019 - Lawndale Road included in county road work plan
06/01/2019 - Anne Perrin Teller
06/01/2019 - Serving up help for Nepal

Community Calendar

Al Anon meeting
06/26/2019
more...
Bingo at Rincon Valley Grange
06/26/2019
more...
Funky Fridays concerts at Hood Mansion
06/28/2019
more...
Oakmont Farmers Market
06/29/2019
more...
Sierra Garden now open near Oakmont
06/29/2019
more...
GE firefighters annual BBQ Dance
06/29/2019
more...
Solar viewing and star party at observatory
06/29/2019
more...
Help raise funds for Trione-Annadel
06/29/2019
more...
Help raise funds for Trione-Annadel
06/29/2019
more...
Kenwood Community Church service
06/30/2019
more...
Food Bank comes to Sonoma Valley
07/02/2019
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2