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91 Project Near Completion

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The 91 Project is now 91 percent complete! Work is continuing full speed ahead, with major milestones expected to be reached in early 2017.

The new westbound Maple Street off-ramp is nearing completion, and the Maple Street bridge is projected to return to two-way travel later this month.

The eastbound Serfas Club on-ramp, which has been closed since September 2015, is expected to reopen in February.

These dates are subject to change, based on weather and other factors.  Last month, crews completed the removal of the support structures of the Lincoln Avenue bridge. Work is continuing to widen the bridge over the 91.

Nighttime closures of eastbound 91 at Interstate 15 will continue through January for ongoing construction of the Express Connector from eastbound 91 to southbound 15 and from northbound 15 to westbound 91. Crews will be removing support structures on this flyover structure, which measures 3,700 feet long and 70 feet tall.

Also early this year, crews will coordinate restriping of travel lanes on the 91 and on city streets. Additional work will continue along Frontage Road, Wardlow Road and Pomona Road. Please watch for intermittent closures and detour signs.


Closures On 91 On-Ramp

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Transportation Commission The map shown above is the detour route for eastbound travelers.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Transportation Commission
The map shown above is the detour route for eastbound travelers.

Staff Reports

Inland Empire-The Riverside County Transportation Commission has announced the reconfiguration of a 91 on-ramp and closure of nearby streets in Corona, beginning on May 16.

“As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s (RCTC) 91 Project, the westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp will be reconfigured to run parallel to westbound Pomona Road and enter the 91 just before the Smith Street overpass,” according to a news release. This reconfiguration will start Monday, May 16 at 4 a.m. through the end of 2016. Also, Pomona Road Eastbound will be closed from Industrial Way to just west of the westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp. Pomona Road Westbound will remain open.

“As a detour for eastbound travel, motorists can head north on Smith Avenue and then east on Railroad Street to Lincoln Avenue,” according to Riverside County Transportation Commission.

“The reconfiguration of the on-ramp will allow crews to widen the roadway and the new westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp that will connect directly from the Lincoln Avenue bridge,” added the Riverside County Transportation Commission.

In preparation for this reconfiguration, Pomona Road will be closed in both directions to through travel from just west of the Lincoln Avenue on-ramp to Industrial Way, starting Saturday, May 14 at 9 p.m. This new configuration will open Monday, May 16 at 4 a.m. Flaggers will be on site to allow access to local businesses on Saturday night to Monday morning.

Please note that closures may change depending on weather, field conditions or other operational factors.

For questions, please call the helpline or visit www.sr91project.info.

91 Grand Boulevard Ramps to Close Permanently

Courtesy of RCTC 91 Project 91 Freeway Grand Avenue Closure Map

Courtesy of RCTC 91 Project
91 Freeway Grand Avenue Closure Map

Staff Reports

CORONA-As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s 91 Project, the eastbound 91 Grand Boulevard off-ramp and westbound 91 Grand Boulevard on-ramp will close permanently in December. To prepare for these ramp closures, other improvements are scheduled for this area. The following schedule is anticipated, but dates are subject to change (Please see map graphic below):

  • Monday, December 7, 2015: Second Street extension between Lincoln Avenue and W Grand Boulevard to open
  • Monday, December 14, 2015: Restore Lincoln Avenue turn lanes between D Street and the 91
  • Monday, December 14, 2015: Westbound 91 Grand Boulevard on-ramp closes permanently

In preparation for the closure of the westbound 91 Grand Avenue on-ramp, capacity improvements were made to the westbound 91 Main Street on-ramp by adding a third lane.

Also, the extension of Second Street between Lincoln Avenue and W Grand Boulevard will provide motorists an additional east/west route.

Information contained in this Notice is subject to change based on weather, field conditions or other operational factors.

Inland Empire: 91 Project Task Force Seeks Volunteers

Photo Courtesy: RCTC Executive Director Anne Mayer

Photo Courtesy: RCTC
Executive Director Anne Mayer

By Anne Mayer, 91 Project Executive Director

CORONA – Last month, storm damage forced a closure of a lane on the Westbound 91 which made a challenging commute even worse. Although the damage was quickly repaired, the impact it had on the local community was intolerable.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) needs to do a better job communicating directly to those impacted by the construction of the 91 and its traffic impacts. During the last few weeks we have enhanced our efforts to work closely with our partners at the City of Corona to get the facts out and address your concerns. We are committed to improving communication and we need your help.
RCTC is creating a Corona Community Task Force (CCTF) to create a productive forum for citizens to raise their concerns and provide feedback to our team on what works and what doesn’t work. A good two-way conversation starts with facts and information and the task force will be a good place to have that conversation. The primary topic will be on traffic and how to address the impact of the construction work on residents, but we could also cover other issues involving the project which might impact local residents. The task force is expected to begin meeting this fall and continue to meet on a monthly basis. Meetings will be held on a weeknight from approximately 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you have an interest in serving, we encourage you to apply. To apply, please email, sr91project@rctc.org, or call, 951-787-7141.  Applications must be submitted by Nov. 16 for the initial CCTF meeting. Late applications will be considered for future meetings. We would like to form this committee quickly and have it in place for the length of the project.

The 91 Project is more than 50 percent complete and great progress is being made on improvements that will benefit commuters and the City of Corona for years to come. We are committed to improving communication and minimizing the impacts where we can. Join us in making this work for your community.

Navigating The ‘Main Street Squeeze’

Staff Reports

Photo Courtesy: RCTC.org

Photo Courtesy: RCTC.org

Corona – If you are one of the local commuters who travel into the perfect storm of the 15 and 91 Freeways merging with the influx of vehicles entering from Main Street on your way to work, there might be some relief in your near future.

The Corona Police Department is offering five tips to help you navigate the traffic, and perhaps make for a more enjoyable drive.

  1. Allow extra travel time. Do yourself a favor and leave for work or school a little earlier. That will help you relax and be more patient as your drive through this area.
    2. Make good driving decisions. When the road narrows, move over and get behind the car in front of you. Please don’t try to go around that car and then get stuck at the K-rail (cement barrier) up ahead. There are “No U-Turn” signs at Third St. and on Grand Blvd, so don’t try and make a U-turn. Please follow all rules of the road and be patient during this time.
    3. Pay attention. Travel conditions will be changing during the next two years. K-rails will be shifting. There may be some additional lane closures at night. Follow the signs, put down your cell phones, and please be respectful with other motorists and contractors.
    4. Know alternate routes. The eastbound on-ramp of Main Street will be closed, so use Lincoln Ave., Magnolia Ave., McKinley St. or Hidden Valley Pkwy. instead.
    5. Watch for workers and equipment. Although crews will be primarily working behind K-rails, there are exceptions. Please keep an eye out for crew members and their vehicles. Safety is paramount and we want everyone to make it home safely.

The Corona Police Department would like to reiterate that this is a temporary inconvenience that will ultimately benefit all commuters in the long run traveling through this area. Please remember that we’re all in this together.