91 Project Update
July 2015


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 under construction in Corona and Riverside. For the latest information, please stay connected through the links below and the project helpline.
Serfas/Maple Makeover Begins; More Work Coming Soon


The 91 Project Serfas/Maple Makeover began June 26, marking the start of a series of improvements to bridges and ramps at Serfas Club Drive and Maple Street, as well as other nearby roadways. Work will continue in this area for about 18 months.


Initial work includes lane reductions on Serfas Club between Pine Crest Drive and Wardlow Road for the relocation of water, reclaimed water, sewer and storm drain systems. One lane is open in both directions on Serfas Club. Northbound motorists may use the eastbound 91 Serfas Club on-ramp. Southbound motorists must access the eastbound 91 by turning left on Frontage Road, left on Paseo Grande, and then left onto Sixth Street to use the Maple Street on-ramp.


Starting in approximately mid-August, additional Serfas/Maple Makeover work will occur:

  • Frontage Road will open between Serfas Club Drive and Paseo Grande.
  • The new eastbound 91 Maple Street on-ramp will open with a direct connection from Frontage Road, and the existing Maple Street on-ramp will close permanently.
  • The eastbound 91 Serfas Club Drive on-ramp will close completely for approximately 15 months. Motorists may use the new Maple Street on-ramp.  
  • Crews will build retaining walls and construct the temporary and permanent eastbound Maple Street bridge and off-ramp
Later this summer, the westbound 91 Serfas Club off-ramp will be closed for approximately two months for grading, drainage and westbound Maple Street on-ramp foundation work. Other work is scheduled to begin this fall and throughout 2016; updates will be provided. 

Please watch the latest "91 Seconds on the 91" video, register to receive Construction Alert notifications and stay connected via the "Contact Us" page of the website, the project helpline, 877-770-9191, on Facebook or on Twitter

91/15 Connector Reopens June 27

Traffic is flowing steadily again on the connector from eastbound 91 to southbound 15. The connector was reduced to one lane in February to allow crews to build the new connector between these roadways. The second lane reopened to motorists on June 27, a week before the heavily traveled July 4 weekend.

Crews are continuing to work on multiple bridges in the 91/15 interchange area, with highly visible progress. For a more detailed look at the work that has occurred on the 91 Project during the past year, click here to watch this special progress video.  


91 Project Team Briefs Emergency Responders


The Riverside County Transportation Commission hosted a briefing for emergency responders and other key stakeholders on June 29 to provide an update and get feedback about the Serfas/Maple Makeover that started the previous weekend. 

Law enforcement and fire officials, transit operators and others discussed the lane reductions and traffic flow on Serfas Club Drive, access for fire service vehicles, road signs and signal timing. The group also reviewed upcoming work that is part of this 18-month "makeover" in this segment of the 91 Project.

This is the third briefing that has occurred for the 91 Project. Other briefings will be scheduled to ensure that emergency responders and other major stakeholders are informed of changes to travel conditions and have a forum to provide suggestions.


Third Business Support Program Meeting Set for July 17


The Riverside County Transportation Commission will be holding its third Business Support Program meeting on July 17. Project representatives will provide construction updates about the Serfas/Maple Makeover and other upcoming summer work to local business operators.


July 17

7 am

Corona Chamber of Commerce

904 E. Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92879

For questions about the Business Support Program meeting, please call the helpline at 877-770-9191 or use the "Contact Us" page of the project website.


Remember to Support Corona Businesses during Construction


With work continuing on the 91 Project, the Riverside County Transportation Commission reminds Corona residents and motorists to patronize area businesses during construction. RCTC is committed to assisting Corona businesses and has launched several initiatives as part of its "Business Support Program."

  • Shop 91. Shop Local - This campaign provides discounts to customers via the project website. A total of 31 businesses are registered and are offering online deals, such as Extra Mile Insurance, which offers a $25 discount on services for insurance, notary or DMV fees. The "Shop 91. Shop Local." tab on the project website includes the coupon deals.
  • Quarterly Business Meetings - RCTC hosts meetings to provide a forum for business operators to learn about upcoming construction activities and ask questions of project team members. The next quarterly meeting will be July 17 at 7 am at the Corona Chamber of Commerce, 904 E. Sixth Street, Corona.
  • Business Spotlights - RCTC features two businesses each month in this Up to Speed newsletter. The Kabob Hutt and The Lucky Greek are in the spotlight this month. Please see stories below.
  • 91 Receipt Rewards - This campaign encourages 91 Project team members to shop in Corona, thereby contributing to the local economy. Team members submit receipts from businesses they visit for lunch, gasoline, groceries and other goods and services. Each month, a drawing is held, and a lucky team member receives a $40 gift card to use at a Corona business. During the four months that the "91 Receipt Rewards" program has been in effect, team members have spent $26,415.20 at Corona businesses.

Business Spotlight: Kabob Hutt


Looking to try a new cuisine that features high-quality ingredients and authentic Persian flavors? Look no further than the Kabob Hutt! Located just north of the 91 at Main Street, this restaurant is a family-owned favorite in Corona and is open during construction.


Kabob Hutt offers authentic and delicious meals like their bold beef koobideh, shish kabob chicken, vegetarian dishes, stews, salads, hummus plates, and more. Their occasional belly dancing makes the meal entertaining and unforgettable. The restaurant also provides full-service catering, delivery and takeout - they aim to please 91 commuters.


Please visit for lunch or dinner; reservations are suggested for large groups. Online orders also are accepted for faster service.  


Kabob Hutt

165 Washburn Circle, Corona, CA 92882


Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 10 pm; 

Friday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 11 pm


* Business Spotlights are for informational purposes only. The 91 Project, RCTC and partner agencies are not endorsing these businesses.

Business Spotlight: The Lucky Greek


Hit the hamburger jackpot and head to The Lucky Greek. This Corona favorite is a restaurant you'll feel fortunate to visit. The Lucky Greek's affordable and flavorful dining experience is a one-stop shop for your taste buds. The menu is full of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their most popular items are the bacon and eggs special, the Greek salad and the fried chicken dinner.


The Lucky Greek works hard to bring delicious food to the community and is active in charitable causes. Recently, The Lucky Greek team attended the annual Standup for the Cure in Newport Beach. The event raises awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.


The next time you're craving a creamy milkshake or a juicy burger, visit The Lucky Greek. The Lucky Greek restaurant participates in the "Shop 91. Shop Local" program so don't forget to download and print the coupon online and save 10% off your total bill.  


 The Lucky Greek

2490 Wardlow Road, Corona, CA 92880


Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 6 am - 10 pm; Sunday, 7 am - 9 pm



* Business Spotlights are for informational purposes only. The 91 Project, RCTC and partner agencies are not endorsing these businesses.


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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