Highway 101 Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossing

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A Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Spanning Highway 101 

Join Us for a Neighborhood Meeting
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Join Online: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/92722993505
Or by Phone: 888-475-4499, Meeting ID: 927 2299 3505

About the Meeting
The July 21 meeting is open to the public, however the primary focus of this meeting is to discuss any concerns the neighbors on or near Elliott and Edwards avenues may have regarding the Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Landings. Discussions may include the potential to add permit parking, lighting, public safety, project installation vibrations, landscaping and more.

A Community Meeting to review the project design phase is tentatively planned for the Fall. Watch for updates on this webpage.

About the Project

The project would construct a 17-foot wide bicycle/pedestrian shared-use overcrossing spanning U.S. 101This will serve as a connector providing a safer and more comfortable alternative for bicyclists and pedestrians over the freeway between two high-traffic interchanges at College Avenue and Steele Lane. The overcrossing would directly serve the nearby Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) station, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa High School, Coddingtown Mall, and surrounding neighborhoods.

This is a critical link in the east-west bicycle and pedestrian network identified in the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update 2018.  U.S. 101 presents a physical barrier between east-west access for cyclists and pedestrians in Santa Rosa, creating gaps in the City’s bicycle and pedestrian network and dividing our community.

Project Status  
The development of a bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing project, which would span US Highway 101, south of Steele Lane and north of College Avenue, has been pursued by the City Council since its approval to conduct a feasibility study in 2007.  The overcrossing is a high priority in the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

 The City, along with a partnership with Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and Caltrans completed the Project Initial Document (PID). The PID evaluated design variations and developed project evaluation documentation. In addition, the PID documents identified the project scope, schedule, and support costs necessary to complete the needed studies for the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) phase. 

In June 2017, BKF Engineers was hired to complete the PA&ED phase for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance, subsequent to the PID phase.

This multi-year project will continue to work with Caltrans to develop and complete the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) phase of work. The PA&ED phase will identify the Caltrans approved alignment through preliminary engineering and meet environmental clearance requirements. Once the PA&ED phase is completed, the next phase will enter the Project Plans, Specifications, and Estimation (PS&E).
If you have questions or comments about this project please contact:
Grant Bailey
Supervising Engineer

Project Schedule

Complete Environmental Phase March 2021
Begin Design May 2021
Complete Design May 2022
Start Construction August 2023*
End Construction August 2025
  * Pending available funding

Watch the Recorded Public Meeting for the Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Project  (June 30, 2020)

Community Meeting Audio in Spanish

Community Meetings

Project Approval and Environmental Document

Project Study Report - Project Development Support

Final Feasibility Study 2010