91 Project Update
September 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.
Southbound 71 to Eastbound 91 Connector to Close Weekend of September 11

A weekend full closure of the southbound 71 to eastbound 91 connector is planned to start Friday night, September 11 and continue through Monday morning, September 14. The closure will allow crews to pave and widen this connecting ramp. 
Motorists will be detoured to the westbound 91 to exit at Green River Road, and then to enter the eastbound 91 at this location. Additional closure information will become available; please watch for signs and Construction Alerts. 
Please register and stay connected via the "Contact Us" page of the project website, the helpline, 877-770-9191, Facebook or Twitter.  
Construction Continues for "Serfas/Maple Makeover"

As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project, the "Serfas/Maple Makeover" is improving Frontage Road and the interchanges at Serfas Club Drive and Maple Street/Paseo Grande. These activities continue to move fast forward.
On August 25, the new eastbound 91 Maple Street/Paseo Grande on-ramp opened to motorists, and the current Maple Street on-ramp closed permanently. In addition, the new alignment of Frontage Road between Serfas Club Drive and Paseo Grande opened on September 1 to support access to the new Maple Street/Paseo Grande on-ramp.
The eastbound 91 Serfas Club Drive on-ramp closed September 1 for 15 months. This closure will allow crews to safely reconstruct a new on-ramp, build retaining walls and construct the temporary and permanent eastbound Maple Street bridge and off-ramp that will cross beneath the eastbound 91 Maple off-ramp.
In the area, utility relocations are continuing along Serfas Club Drive, with lanes reduced to one lane in both directions. Motorists are reminded to use the new Frontage Road alignment between Serfas Club Drive and Paseo Grande to connect with the new Maple Street/Paseo Grande eastbound on-ramp. To view the detour map, please click here

The first phase of the "Makeover" began in late June with reduced lanes on Serfas Club Drive. A temporary closure of the westbound 91 Serfas Club Drive off-ramp started on August 10 and is expected to remain closed for about two months. A full weekend closure of the eastbound 91 Serfas Club off-ramp is planned for later this month; plans also are under way for the full closure of Serfas Club to lower the roadway later this year. Please watch for construction signs and notification of these closures.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission thanks residents, motorists and businesses for their understanding of this significant work effort. During the ramp closure and throughout construction, motorists are reminded to:
  • Allow extra travel time, especially to and from the West Corona Metrolink station
  • Watch for changing conditions, be alert and follow detour signs
  • Adjust travel plans to off-peak hours, if possible
  • Carpool or use public transit, when feasible  
  • Remember to patronize local businesses and use the "Shop 91. Shop Local." section of the website for coupon deals
Want to stay up to date on the next activities for the "Serfas/Maple Makeover and other 91 Project details? Stay connected by registering for Construction Alerts via the "Contact Us" page of the project website, call the helpline at 877-770-9191 and watch Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Motorists to See More Activity on Main Street

The "Main Street Squeeze" continues to ramp up with weekend and nighttime closures that started August 28 to lower the Main Street roadway up to five feet beneath Grand Boulevard and Third Street.

Motorists are reminded of upcoming weekend closures of the Main Street roadway. These closures will take place the weekend of September 11 and one or two additional weekends. Weeknight closures of the Main Street roadway and all ramps also are under way. Restricted access from the westbound 91 on-ramp and eastbound 91 off-ramp at Main Street also is required on selected weekdays from 4 am to 9 pm. Please note that dates, times and activities are subject to change.

Motorists should follow all posted detours. The Grand Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp will remain open throughout these closures. Allow additional travel time, rideshare and travel during off-peak hours, whenever possible. Metrolink train riders should add time to travel to and from the North Main Corona Station.
Please remember to visit businesses on Main Street during closures. Businesses are open during construction.  Remember to use the " Shop 91. Shop Local." section of the website for coupon deals.

For a closer look at the Main Street activities, watch the "91 Seconds on the 91" video.

Santa Ana River Trail Remains Open During Construction

Bicyclists, runners, walkers and other Santa Ana River Trail (SART) enthusiasts are reminded that the trail remains open during 91 Project construction. Improvements are progressing along Green River Road near the SART. 

SART users are reminded to park only in designated areas and to not park in areas reserved for construction crews or at the Green River Golf Club, unless visiting the Golf Club. Please watch for construction workers, drive slowly through the area and follow signs.

The following improvements are planned for SART users and are expected to be complete within a few months, weather permitting:
  • A dedicated, paved, parking lot located west of the Green River Golf Club entrance
  • 56 ADA-compliant parking stalls
  • New sidewalk and curb
  • Drinking fountain
Business Spotlight: Corona Depot Bar & Grill

All aboard! Corona Depot Bar & Grill was Corona's local train station until the1960s. Owner Bob Suko bought the establishment in 1993 and turned it into a successful restaurant. He built a loyal clientele and continues to offer an entertaining experience, good food and refreshing drinks.
Corona Depot's food menu goes beyond burgers with a variety of home-cooked meals, including quesadillas, secret tacos, sandwiches and wings. In addition to the great food, customers are attracted to Corona Depot's ambiance. Come on down for karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights and watch the calendar for upcoming live bands. Throwing a party? Rent the patio for a special occasion. Please call to coordinate with the Depot's friendly staff.
Corona Depot Bar & Grill is open during 91 Project construction and participates in the "Shop 91. Shop Local." campaign by offering a burger, fries and selected beverage for only $5. Head over today...each time you hear a train pass, think about Corona's rich history.
Corona Depot Bar & Grill
150 Depot Dr., Corona CA 92882
Hours of Operation: Please contact restaurant

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

Business Spotlight: Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel has been a successful business for more than 50 years and claims the title of the world's largest hot dog chain. With many locations in the Inland Empire, there is one in Corona south of the 91 on Main Street.
Wienerschnitzel makes more than 120 million hot dogs a year and are famous for its delicious chili sauce. Winerschnitzel has become more than just a hot dog stand. The chain has expanded to hosting community motorsports events and has created an annual wiener dog racing competition.
Wienerschnitzel is dedicated to helping the community and hosts the "Hot Dogs For the Homeless" Tour. It is a great option for lunch or a snack. Remember, Winerschnitzel is open during construction. Visit Wienerschnitzel on Main Street and grab a yummy hot dog today!
315 Main St., Corona, CA 92882
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 11 pm, Friday - Saturday, 10 am - midnight, Sunday, 10 am - 11 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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