91 Project Update
August 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 started construction in Corona and Riverside. For the latest information, please stay connected through the links below and the project helpline.
Construction of 15/91 Connectors to Begin

 

Improvements to the 15/91 Interchange are a major component of the 91 Project. To start this work, crews are building temporary connector ramps from northbound and southbound I-15 to westbound 91. It is anticipated that drivers will be switched to the temporary ramps the morning of August 10 to allow crews to build the new, permanent ramps. Check out the latest 91 Seconds on the 91 video, featuring current construction activities, and be sure to register to receive Construction Alerts at sr91project.info or through the project helpline, 877-770-9191.

 

Full closures of the connectors from northbound and southbound I-15 to westbound 91 will be required nightly during the first week in August. As a detour, drivers should take the eastbound 91 to McKinley Street, turn left and enter westbound 91. (Please see clickable detour maps below). 

 

The permanent connectors from I-15 to westbound 91 will include new "collector-distributor roads" to collect vehicles and separate them from 91 traffic. These new roads will eliminate the need for vehicles to weave and merge between the 91 and I-15. During construction, the connector from northbound I-15 to westbound 91 will be restriped to add another lane through Main Street.

 

Later in the project, crews will build a new direct connector between the tolled express lanes on the 91 and on the I-15. This will provide direct access between the tolled express lanes from eastbound 91 to southbound I-15, and from northbound I-15 to westbound 91.



 

 

 Pile Driving Activities Begin on East End of Project

 

Pile driving work for bridge foundations has begun in selected areas along the project corridor. Work will occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. On occasion, pile driving may occur outside the scheduled times, depending on the schedule and field conditions.

 

Pile driving is a common method of building foundations to support a bridge. This activity requires large steel or concrete beams, referred to as "piles," which are pounded into the ground until they reach a hard layer of earth beneath the bridge foundation. Please note that this work may be loud and repetitive, due to vibration and pounding of the beams.

 

Upcoming pile driving activities are expected to occur in the following areas:

  • 15/91 Connector
  • Temescal Wash
  • Main Street

Check out the latest 91 Seconds on the 91 video, featuring current construction activities, and be sure to register to receive Construction Alerts at sr91project.info or through the project helpline, 877-770-9191. Please spread the word and encourage friends, family and co-workers to register.

 

Caltrans Launches Safety Campaigns

 

Caltrans kicked off a safety campaign this summer featuring children of Caltrans field maintenance employees to highlight the message, "Be Alert, Our Mom's/Dad's at Work." The campaign includes 77 billboards statewide.

 

In addition, Caltrans will promote safety messages on highway Changeable Message Signs (CMS), "Workers Ahead, CHP on Patrol, Max Enforcement." Any CMS within five miles in advance of an active work zones will display this message. 

 

Since 1924, 183 Caltrans employees have been killed on the job. One of the biggest hazards for workers is motorists who do not exercise caution while driving through highway work zones.

 

Safety is the highest priority for the Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project. Please slow down, watch for workers and equipment, and be alert to changing conditions.

 

Visit the "Safety" page of the project website for tips on how to keep construction crews, motorists and pedestrians safe throughout construction of the 91 Project.

Project Overview
RCTC

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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