Bodega Bay and Jenner Paving

Caltrans Paving Highway 1 in Northern Sonoma County near Bodega Bay and Jenner


SONOMA COUNTY – Caltrans began a $2.8 million paving project on Tuesday, July 20, 2022, on two sections of Highway 1 in northern Sonoma County. 

One section is a two-mile stretch of road starting on the outskirts of Bodega Bay about a mile west of Bay Hill Road and ending at the northern intersection of Highway 1 and Doran Park Road in Bodega Bay.

The other section is a 3.5-mile stretch of highway between Rock Point Beach and Willow Creek Road, just south of Jenner.  

In 2020 Caltrans paved between Doran Park Road and Rock Point Beach. So this new project, in effect, extends the new pavement to the north and south of the 2020 paving project.  

Work crews have been doing “dig-outs,” excavating areas where the pavement has subsided, then rebuilding the roadbed in preparation for paving.

Caltrans will likely begin grinding and paving toward the end of the week of September 11, 2022. 

To reduce congestion, grinding and paving will be done during off-peak hours, most likely four nights a week, Monday – Thursday, from 8:00 PM – 8:00 AM.  

The paving process involves grinding away old pavement and replacing it with a thick layer of rubberized asphalt. Rubberized asphalt contains shredded tires, serving a dual purpose of creating smoother, longer-lasting pavement, and making use of discarded tires that would otherwise languish in landfills.