Roadway Recovery


Fire Damaged Roadway Resiliency Improvements Project

Following the Tubbs Fire, the City of Santa Rosa, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), began a debris removal operation to remove hazardous burned material from the Coffey Park and Fountaingrove neighborhoods within the City. This operation resulted in thousands of large scale truck trips on residential roads not designed to accommodate such heavy loading. These residential roads experienced significant damage as a direct result of the required debris removal operations causing premature pavement failure on over 33 miles of residential streets within the City.

To repair this damage, the City has proposed a variety of treatments to address the damaged 33 miles of local streets. The proposed treatments include asphalt section replacement utilizing an asphalt mill and fill, and localized failure digout repair followed by a slurry seal. The mill and fill treatment will remove 0.25’ to 0.35’ of failed asphalt and replace it with an equivalent pavement section. This treatment is planned for the highest impacted areas where entire street segments failed.

Digouts address a more focused failed portion of the road. This treatment is used when the majority of the roadway remained in fair condition with localized sections of load failure. Applying a slurry treatment to the entire pavement surface reseals the street to restrict water intrusion to the subbase and increase skid resistance. This resealing helps maintain the integrity of the roadway in future years by minimizing surface oxidation and water intrusion which can cause the pavement to degrade at a more rapid rate.  Additionally, striping will be replaced on all streets and approximately 300 concrete curb ramps will be replaced in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements along street segments that receive a mill and fill treatment.

Fire Damaged Roadway Resiliency Improvements Fountaingrove Area


Fire Damaged Roadway Resiliency Improvements Coffey Park Area


Hopper Avenue Sidewalk, Landscape and Pavement Restoration

In July 2021, City Council provided unanimous support to dedicate up to $6 million of the PG&E settlement funds to be used toward the recovery of the Hopper Avenue Restoration project. Prior to construction, the City plans to host one or more community meeting(s) in spring 2022 to discuss potential roadway improvements, such as widening sidewalks, adding bulb-outs, reducing traffic lanes, or adding a center median. Community input is key as we move forward with this community restoration project. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2023.