Construction Update for April 30, 2021

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In this issue:

  • You’re Invited to a Virtual Community Meeting/Project Update 5/13
  • New detour of Westbound Chanate Road starts 5/17
  • Existing Chanate Road detour continues through 5/4
  • Single Lane traffic control on upper Chanate Road in place 5/5 – 5/13
  • Sewer work on Lomitas Avenue 5/17 – 5/20

You’re Invited to a Virtual Community Meeting/Project Update May 13
Neighbors and other interested community members may attend a Virtual Community Meeting/Project Update, to learn more about the ongoing construction activities, detours, access during emergencies or PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs, and more, as well as to have any questions answered.

Zoom Community Meeting/Project Update
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:30 PM
888-475-4499 (toll free)
Meeting ID: 999 5701 5936

Attendees can ask questions during the Question and Answer period of the meeting by using the “raise hand” feature in Zoom. Questions or input may also be submitted in advance via email no later than noon on May 13 to

New Detour of Westbound Chanate Road, May 17 – September 2021
Westbound traffic on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Humboldt Street will be detoured starting on Monday, May 17 and continuing into September, 2021. This detour is being implemented to allow for installation of a large sewer pipeline under Chanate Road. The westbound closure of that section of Chanate Road also applies to bicyclists and pedestrians. When possible, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should avoid the general area of construction throughout the project.

Westbound traffic on Chanate Road will be detoured north onto Parker Hill Road, then southwest onto Fountaingrove Parkway, continuing to Bicentennial Way/Mendocino Avenue (see map below). For your safety, all traffic control signs and measures must be observed. During the detour, one-way travel in the eastbound direction of Chanate Road will remain open.

The City of Santa Rosa understands that this detour may cause an inconvenience to many – however, it is necessary for the safety of the public and the construction crews during this substantial work. The detour schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Chanate Sewer Project Detour Map
Click map to enlarge

Westbound Chanate Road detour (Belvedere Way to Mendocino Avenue) continues through May 4 
A traffic detour was implemented on April 26 for westbound traffic on Chanate Road, between Belvedere Way and Mendocino Avenue. This detour is in effect from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. and will continue through Tuesday, May 4 (schedule subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances). Travel in the eastbound direction remains open.

Westbound traffic on Chanate Road is being detoured south onto Humboldt Street continuing to Franklin Avenue, then west onto Lewis Road, to reach Mendocino Avenue (click here for detour map). Local traffic entering Chanate Road between Belvedere Way and Mendocino Avenue from side streets and residences is being directed to turn in the eastbound direction on Chanate Road. Please avoid this area, if possible, during the detour, and observe all traffic control signs and measures. Do not enter areas that are coned or fenced off.

Single Lane Traffic Control on Upper Chanate Road May 5 – May 13
Single lane traffic control will be implemented on Chanate Road from Humboldt Street to approximately 2755 Chanate Road (about 200 feet west of Terra Linda Drive), to allow for sewer line installation. This traffic control will be in place from Wednesday, May 5 through Thursday, May 13 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Flaggers will be stationed on site to coordinate the safe movement of each direction of traffic through the traffic control area. Please be aware of all signage, follow direction of flaggers, and use extra caution. Expect traffic delays – consider an alternate route if possible.

Sewer Work on Lomitas Avenue May 17 – May 20
Sewer line work is scheduled for Monday, May 17 – Thursday, May 20 on Lomitas Avenue from Chanate Road to approximately the Paulin Creek Bridge. During this work, there will be no through-traffic on Lomitas Avenue. On-site crews will coordinate access for residents on that street.

For information about the Chanate Sewer Project, and to sign up for weekly emails to ensure you are getting up-to-date project information, visit the Project web page at Please share this information with others.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the Project hotline at (707) 385-1239.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!