91 Project Update
April 2014

Thank you for your interest in the Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project. This monthly e-bulletin offers news and updates about this project, which is starting construction in Corona and Riverside. For the latest information, please stay connected through the links below and the project helpline.

Crews Clear Trees, Prepare for Roadway Work

Tree Preservation/Removal Plan in Place for 91 Project 


Construction crews mobilized in March to begin removing trees to prepare for upcoming roadway activity on the 91 and on Interstate 15. As part of RCTC's commitment to sustainable approaches on its infrastructure projects, a Tree Preservation and Removal Plan was prepared by a certified arborist. Key elements of the plan include:


  • Trees that are being removed will be replaced as soon as major roadway improvements are completed in those areas.
  • Most trees will be replaced at a ratio of 1.25 trees replaced for every 1 tree removed; oak trees will be replaced at a ratio of 3 trees replaced for every 1 tree removed.
  • After trees are cut down, trunks and branches will be removed as quickly as possible and taken to an off-site facility to be mulched, used as firewood, or milled for other uses. Many times trees can be recycled into lumber or paper pulp 
Other sustainability efforts are being implemented as part of the 91 Project and will be highlighted in future Up To Speed issues and posted to the website. 


91 Project Receives Multiple Awards



RCTC recently received multiple awards for the 91 Project from prestigious industry organizations. The awards praise RCTC for its successful efforts in financing, planning and actively engaging the public. Awards received include:


  • Innovation Award - California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

  • Best Practices Award of Merit - Inland Empire Section - American Planning Association

  • Award of Distinction - California Association of Public Information Officials

  • Poster Presentation Session Winner - Women's Transportation Seminar International


For details about the awards received, please visit the News & FAQs page of the 91 Project website.


OC Toll Roads Switching to Cashless System



Beginning May 15 The Toll Roads in Orange County will operate an all - electronic payment system. This affects customers who currently pay cash to use the 241, 133, 261 and 73 Toll Roads.


Cash-paying customers will have new payment options - either by purchasing a FasTrak transponder or by signing up for ExpressAccounts. Customers who already own FasTrak transponders will not see a change in their accounts or in the way the toll collection system operates.


For more information about the new cashless system, please visit TheTollRoads.com.


Never Miss a Pitch:

Ride the Angels Express



Metrolink is running special trains on the Inland Empire - Orange County (IE-OC) Line to selected Friday night games throughout the season for only $7 round trip (or less). Skip traffic and parking fees and ride the Angels Express right to the stadium. Trains are available on the IE-OC Line for the following Angels home games:


  • May 2, 16 and 23
  • June 6 and 20
  • July 18 and 25
  • August 8 and 29
  • September 12 and 19


For more information about this special offer, click here.

Project Overview

Led by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the 91 Project will add regular lanes, tolled express lanes, auxiliary lanes and a direct express lane connector from northbound 15 to westbound 91 and eastbound 91 to  southbound 15. Improvements to interchanges, bridges, ramps,  and local streets also will be made along the 91.

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