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SOUTHWEST & COMMERCE ROUNDABOUT, PROJECT NO. 2017-07

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Southwest and Commerce Boulevard Roundabout Project

Updated Week of May 30, 2022

Construction Updates:

As of Tuesday, May 17, 2022 the roundabout is open! There will be some on-going construction activities over the next several weeks, including green striping for the bicycle facilities. Please continue to drive with caution in the area.

Roundabout Ribbon Cutting Celebration:

The City would like to thank everyone who attended the Southwest and Commerce Boulevard Roundabout Ribbon Cutting Celebration on May 25, 2022. The official opening of this long-awaited project is here, providing an environmentally friendly improvement to pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. We would like to thank our City staff and contractors for bringing the project to completion two months ahead of schedule and our businesses and residents for their patience during construction. Please see videos of the event here:


Roundabout Ribbon Cutting
How to Navigate a Roundabout: 
  1. Slow down as you approach the intersection
  2. Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the road
  3. Follow instructions of surrounding signage or pavement markers prohibiting certain movements
  4. When there is a large enough gap in the vehicles for you to merge safely, enter the roundabout moving counter-clockwise.

California's "Basic Speed Law" says you can never drive faster than is safe for current conditions. The Southwest and Commerce Boulevard intersection has an advisory speed limit of 15mph. As our residents acclimate themselves to the roundabout, we encourage drivers to be extra mindful of speed, signage, pedestrians, and other vehicles. For more on rules of the road, you can review the California's Driver Handbook.

While construction of the roundabout is intended to increase flow, traffic might still occur. In this case, follow the basic speed law, and decrease your speed accordingly. However, the City overall expects to see a notable reduction in congestion in the surrounding area. In addition, a decrease in the emissions associated with traditional intersections.

Please see the short video here for instructions and examples of how to drive through the City's first roundabout.

What:

The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Southwest and Commerce Boulevards is replacing the old three-way stop. The project increases safety for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit while improving traffic flow, decreasing travel times, and reducing carbon emissions. Additionally, the project included improvements to the neighborhood's sewer capacity.

When:

The project began on January 4, 2022, and is open to traffic on May 17, 2022. There will be some on-going construction activities over the next several weeks, including green striping for the bicycle facilities. Please continue to drive with caution in the area. The City appreciates the community's patience and flexibility of this important traffic facility.


Rohnert Park Road Improvements Update for Week of September 26, 2022:


Protected-Permissive Left Turn Signals (Flashing Left Turn Arrows) Project
Starting on September 19 and estimated to be completed October 4, traffic signal work will occur in 15 intersections throughout the City. The City is changing traffic signal heads to add flashing yellow turn signals. The City is going to replace old signal heads with new signal heads that have the flashing yellow arrows. Work is expected to last up to 4 hours per intersection. The following is a list of the 15 intersections:
  1. Golf Course Drive & Fairway Drive
  2. Golf Course Drive & Snyder Lane
  3. Business Park Drive & Redwood Drive
  4. Rohnert Park Expressway & Rancho Verde Circle
  5. Rohnert Park Expressway & Karrington Road
  6. Rohnert Park Expressway & Kerry Road
  7. Rohnert Park Expressway & Knight Road/Redwood Circle
  8. Commerce Boulevard & Hunter Drive
  9. Commerce Boulevard & Enterprise Drive
  10. Commerce Boulevard & Avram Avenue
  11. Commerce Boulevard & Alison Avenue
  12. Southwest Boulevard & Country Club Drive
  13. Southwest Boulevard & Snyder Lane
  14. East Cotati Avenue & Camino Colegio
  15. East Cotati Avenue & Snyder Lane
Next weeks' work is anticipated to include:
  1. Monday (9/26): Redwood Drive & Business Park Drive and Rohnert Park Expressway & Rancho Verde Circle
  2. Tuesday (9/27): Golf Course Drive & Fairway Drive and Golf Course Drive & Snyder Lane
  3. Wednesday (9/28): Commerce Boulevard & Enterprise Drive and Commerce Boulevard and Hunter Drive
  4. Thursday (9/29): Southwest Boulevard & Country Club Drive and Southwest Boulevard & Snyder Lane
  5. Friday (9/30): East Cotati Avenue & Camino Colegio
  6. Monday (10/3) and Tuesday (10/4): East Cotati Avenue & Snyder Lane
You can expect to see construction vehicles and localized traffic control in the intersections as the contractor is doing the work. If you have any questions regarding this project, please email [email protected] or call 707-588-3300.

Flashing Left Turn Map

East Cotati Avenue Paving Project
Please avoid the intersection of Camino Colegio and East Cotati Avenue on Wednesday (September 7) between 9am and 2pm due to construction paving activities. Detours for Camino Colegio will be in place. East Cotati Avenue will remain open. If you have any questions regarding this project, please email [email protected] or call 707-588-3300.

East Cotati Ave Paving Project Map

Keiser Avenue Improvements

Sidewalk and landscaping complete. The punch-list items are largely completed. Final preparations are now being made to open the road to full public access.

As the project nears completion, please continue to watch for work crews, traffic control signage and flaggers, equipment, and trucks. 

Schedule
The opening of Keiser Avenue to public traffic is anticipated for sometime in early fall, 2022. We will continue to update the timing of the road reopening as progress is made.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to provide a smoother, safer roadway.