Highway 101 Freeway Widening in Sonoma County

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Real Estate Agent with RE/Max PROs CalBRE# 01224295

Having grown up in the "Pothole Capital of the World" (Petaluma) I have been left with a kind of stigma surrounding road construction. I get that it's supposed to help out but just like everyone else I don't like the fact that it gets in my way. The Highway 101 freeway widening project through Sonoma County seems to take the "It's gonna get worse before it gets better" mentality. I drive through the construction everyday during both morning and afternoon drive times. The traffice is worse now than it was before the construction started. 

This is why I needed to know when it was going to end. I found out all the information I need to know about the project on the Sonoma Country Transportation Authority. You can find their write up about the Hwy 101 freeway wideinging project here

As a real estate agent this is very much information that any buyer and/or seller should know. Not only can freeway construction affect a buyers preferences such as lengthing their commute time from their new home it can affect the value of a house your trying to sell depending on how close it is to the freeway.

Here's a quick rundown of timelines for the different phases on the Sonoma County widening project:

Wilfred (Rohnert Park Expressway to Santa Rosa Ave.) - Scheduled to be completed in 2012

Central (Old Redwood Highway in Petaluma to Rohnert Park Expressway) - Phase 1 to be completed by end of 2012, Phase 2 has already started construction and Phase 3 is scheduled to start later this year. 

Marin/Sonoma Narrows (Hwy 37 in Novato to Old Redwood Highway in Petaluma) - Phases to start construction in 2011 and be completed by 2014.

 

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