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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Summerfield Road Improvements Community Meeting, May 27

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Striping Modifications for Enhanced Biking, Walking and Driving

The City of Santa Rosa is hosting an informative virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 27, to discuss planned striping modifications proposed to enhance the walking, biking and driving experience along Summerfield Road between Bethards Drive and Hoen Avenue, in southeast Santa Rosa. 

The striping modifications are designed to reduce vehicle speeding, improve pedestrian comfort levels, and expand bike lanes with a striped buffer between bike and vehicle lanes. Once complete the buffered bike lane on Summerfield Road will extend from Bethards Drive to Sonoma Avenue.

Residents are invited to participate in the virtual community meeting as follows:

Summerfield Road Improvements Community Meeting

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Join online:
Join by phone: 888-475-4499 and use meeting ID: 915 0821 6679

Spanish translation will be provided upon request by May 24, 2021. To request Spanish translation, simply call 707-543-3291 or email

Portions of the Summerfield Road Improvement project are currently underway with the installation of accessibility compliant curb ramps and flashing crosswalk lights. In September 2021, crews will begin the slurry seal application process on Summerfield Road (from Bethards Drive to Sonoma Avenue), Bethards Drive and a portion of Hoen Avenue. Slurry sealing of this area of roadway is being done as part of the City’s annual Pavement Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Program and the work is being carefully coordinated with the striping modifications portion of the Summerfield Road Improvements Project timeline. Coordinating work on these projects provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at potential pavement striping modifications for enhanced mobility. 

Each year, through the PPM program, the City applies a slurry seal application to the surface layer of a select number of arterial streets in good condition to keep them in good condition. It helps protect pavement from water penetration, provides a new surface with improved skid-resistance, and extends the life of the roadway. 


For the Summerfield Road project, the PPM process will involve sealing the pavement cracks and removing all striping from the roadway prior to applying the slurry seal treatment. Once the slurry seal process is complete, the striping will be re-applied using the proposed striping modifications discussed during the May 27 Community Meeting. 

The proposed striping modifications will allow for the expansion of the existing bike lanes, from 5-foot to 7-foot widths, including the addition of 9-foot striped buffer spacing between bicycle and vehicle travel lanes. The striping modifications will also help to decrease speeding by reducing vehicle travel lanes with center turn lane and improving pedestrian comfort levels by providing increased spacing between pedestrians and vehicles.

For more information on the Summerfield Road Improvements Project visit,

Diagram of existing conditions and proposed striping conditions:


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