The dredging project will have the following impacts:
Shollenberger Park Access
The loop trail around Shollenberger will need to be closed for the duration of the project, to allow safe equipment access and to help ensure public safety.
Dredging can be noisy work. Those who live and/or work along the river should be prepared to hear noise (similar to heavy construction work) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The noise will be most apparent from mid- to late-October, when dredging occurs along the City’s River Front and downtown areas.
When dredging occurs in the Turning Basin, the D Street Bridge will be opened multiple times a day, thereby, impacting the traffic along D Street.
Access to the Petaluma River/Boat Traffic
During the project, the areas undergoing dredging will not be accessible to the public, and marine traffic will likely be affected as well. Obstructions such as docks that are currently encroaching on the federal channel will need to be relocated during the project.