Hello, Petaluma –
We are saddened to share that a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Lakeville Highway and Pine View Way in Petaluma last week. We at the City extend our deepest sympathies to the victim’s loved ones.
The victim was turning left onto Lakeville Highway from Pine View Way and was hit by a driver traveling east on Lakeville Highway. To protect our community and make the intersection safer, we have studied this intersection extensively, worked with our State of California partners (California Department of Transportation – Caltrans), and have identified a series of interim safety improvements we can implement immediately.
The interim safety improvements will be installed along Lakeville Highway between South McDowell Blvd. and Pine View Way. Improvements include:
- Radar speed feedback signs along Lakeville Highway
- New traffic lane configurations designed to slow traffic speeds
- Blocking access to Lakeville Highway from Pine View Way and the non-signalized South McDowell Blvd. Extension intersection so that vehicles cannot turn onto Lakeville Highway (vehicles traveling toward or away from town on Lakeville will still be able to turn onto Pine View and South McDowell Blvd. Extension)
These improvements will be installed during the week of February 12 and remain in place until a permanent solution is implemented.
During the installation, all driveways will be accessible. Traffic control measures will be in place to manage traffic flow and protect the work areas.
We encourage drivers to use the signalized intersections on Lakeville at South McDowell and Cader Lane when traveling to and from businesses and the Kaiser Petaluma Medical offices in the area.
Thank you for your patience as we work to make our streets safe for all who travel them.