Construction work is everywhere, and Highway 101 will be closed through Petaluma at night over the coming weeks, sending drivers on a detour to Highway 37 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Half of those who took part in the Argus-Courier’s unofficial online poll said the nighttime work would impact their commute.
Here were some of the comments:
“I commute to Novato multiple times per day. I can’t believe all of this hassle won’t even result in additional lanes in the narrows.”
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“I have little faith in Caltrans and their poorly managed projects. The new Bay Bridge is a typical example — massive cost overruns, poor-quality materials and shoddy workmanship. And typical of government agencies — no one is held accountable.”
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“It takes forever to cross over 101. It’s a joke.”
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“My commute to San Rafael is already hell. I imagine it will just be worse! I just turn on a podcast and submit. With the pathetic excuse for public transportation along the 101 corridor, what else can I do?”
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“Since this should have happened 20 years ago, I can wait a little longer through some minor inconveniences.”
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“The construction has been impacting me for the past year and a half and it will probably continue for another six years, so daytime, nighttime — it is all a mess until it is completed!”
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“The temporary lanes are horrifyingly narrow. It’s scary to be next to a truck or bus.”
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“Yes, but it is difficult to remember when there was no construction on Highway 101. One begins to wonder if they have a plan.”
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“This will have an impact on me, but the payoff is worth it. I see the contractors busting their backs to move this project along as fast as possible and to make a new and improved highway.”
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