SoCo Report It

Sonoma County has launched a great new service to report road problems in the county. It's a website with companion Smartphone Apps for iPhone and Android called SoCo Report It. 

Give it a try! We've seen problems fixed very quickly if they're reported through this service. Use the cellphone app to pinpoint the location of the problem and include a picture for fastest response.

Sonoma County Gazette OpEd

The Sonoma County Gazette published an Opinion Editorial on 05/09/17 espousing an important position on using funds from the Transit Occupany Tax to help fix our roads:

Proposed Sonoma County 2017 Road Plan

The Sonoma County Department of Transportation of Public Works has proposed a list of roads to be improved during the 2017 construction season. The board of supervisors will consider approving the list at its meeting on Tuesday, June 14. The funds for these improvements were allocated in part as the result of advocacy by SOSroads and its members. To see the proposed plan, click here (pp. 8-9 contain a map and the list of roads).

Among the roads that are proposed to be improved are Lakeville, Adobe, Napa, Petaluma Hill, River, Occidental, Mark West Springs, Lytton Springs, and Dutcher Creek. 

Sonoma County’s Roads Continue to Rank Worst in Bay Area

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission released its annual report on pavement conditions throughout the Bay Area on June 2. Sonoma County’s roads in its unincorporated area continue to rank worst among the nine counties, although it did improve from a pavement condition index of 45 to 47. Among Sonoma County’s nine cities, Windsor ranked best (73) and Petaluma worst (46). Click here to see the results for all counties and cities in the Bay Area.

National Organization Finds Santa Rosa Has Nation’s Third Worst Roads for a Medium-Sized City.

Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother (July 2015) - The National Transportation Research Group’s July 2015 report compared roads among cities with urban populations between 250,000 and 500,000.  It found that Santa Rosa Has Nation’s Third Worst Roads for a Medium-Sized City. 

Using Federal Highway Administration data from 2013 the group concluded that Santa Rosa has the third highest share of roads in the nation that are rated poor (chart 5, page 15). Only 10 percent of Santa Rosa’s roads and highways are considered to be good; 12 percent are fair, 29% are mediocre and 49% are poor. For purposes of this study an urban area includes the city and its neighboring suburban areas, meaning that the county roads adjacent to Santa Rosa are included. Here also is the report's, Appendix B 

You can also click here to read the Press Democrat's coverage of this report.

Street Fight

Street Fight - 2013 PCI Scores for Each Bay Area City and County (October 2014) - This report by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) provides the pavement condition index (PCI) scores for each Bay Area county and city. The best cities in Sonoma County are Windsor and Sonoma, each with a PCI of 70. The worst is Petaluma with a PCI of 46. Sonoma County roads have a PCI of 45, which marks an improvement over the previous year.

The True Cost of Deficient Roadways (September 2014)

A report by the national origination TRIP, a national transportation research group, founds that deficient roadways cost each Bay Area driver more than $2,200 annually.

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