Mendocino Avenue Reimagined


Mendocino Avenue Reconfiguration: 4th Street to College Avenue

Project Description

The City of Santa Rosa will apply a slurry seal pavement overlay to Mendocino Avenue between 4th Street and College Avenue in Summer 2023, presenting a unique opportunity to restripe the road to better accommodate people visiting Downtown.

Traffic along this section decreased 60 percent following the reunification of Old Courthouse Square. City staff recommends removing one of the two northbound travel lanes and reallocating that space for another use, such as angled parking or bike lanes.


We Want to Hear From You!

The project survey is now closed. Staff is compiling feedback from over 1000 survey responses and will post a survey results to this page, along with a proposed design. Click here to subscribe to project updates and receive a notification when this page is updated.

A community meeting was held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 to discuss potential pavement striping modifications along Mendocino Avenue between 4th Street and College Avenue.


Project Timeline

In addition to the Community Meeting, City staff will also present to and seek input from several community stakeholder groups. Please see the Project Timeline below for additional dates and details.

Project Process Schedule
Community Engagement Phase 1: Community Input May-June 2022
Downtown Action Organization Design & Improvement Committee May 10, 2022
Community Meeting May 17, 2022
Online Survey May 17 - June 30, 2022
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Presentation May 19, 2022
Community Engagement Phase 2: Present Survey Results & Recommended Concept (Meeting Dates TBD) July-September 2022
Detailed Design September 2022-January 2023
Implementation* Summer/Fall 2023*

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Contact Us

Alexander Oceguera, 
Active Transportation Planner

(707) 543-3816

Project Plans

*The pavement striping will take place following the slurry seal application treatment in Summer/Fall 2023. A more detailed timeline will be provided when available.