Highway 37 meeting tomorrow

Traffic on an elevated portion of State Route 37.
Karl Nielsen

The Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study for Highway 37 will be the subject of a virtual public meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join the meeting via Zoom:, with passcode 589922.

Long-term solutions for state Route 37 (SR 37) must address environmental and transportation concerns. The vital transportation link connects four North Bay counties but was built on a delicate ecosystem and now faces challenges including flooding, sea level rise, congestion, and habitat loss.

In this meeting, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will share its analysis of future alignment options and then ask attendees to share their thoughts. The preferred options will be included in their final PEL study.

About 47,000 vehicles a day use the 21-mile highway that skirts the northern shore of San Pablo Bay, delivering commuters and goods. Climate change is already affecting the highway and past flooding on the roadway caused its closure for 28 days in 2017. Traffic backups also continue to vex the corridor.

Can’t make the meeting? Learn more about the Resilient SR 37 project.

The project to improve SR 37 is being led by a partnership of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Caltrans, Solano Transportation Authority, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Transportation Authority of Marin and Napa Valley Transportation Authority.

Full public meeting information:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Webinar Link:

Passcode: 589922

Telephone: 1-833-548 0276 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 847 9027 3011


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