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County to spend $200 million on roads

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday what they’re going to do about the county’s mediocre road system – they just haven’t figured out how to pay for it yet.

During their Tuesday meeting, supervisors decided to spend $200 million over the next 10 years to bring 700 miles of county roads up to the level of “adequate.” But it could be another week or so before they decide on the funding formula.

The county has 1,370 miles of roads and only 26 percent, or 360 miles, are considered “good” or “very good,” while 1,010 miles are considered “poor.”

That information came from an ad hoc committee, consisting of 2nd District Supervisor David Rabbit and 4th District Supervisor Mike McGuire, who issued a road report to the supervisors.

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin said the supervisors are looking at how to fund the ambitious program and what it will do the county’s road network.

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