91 Project Update
January 2016

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.
91 Project Prepares for El Niņo

The 91 Project team has been preparing for the upcoming El Niņo season. El Niņo is an indicator that the region will see more rain than usual. There is typically heavy rainfall, flooding and mudslides during an El Niņo season. Back-to-back storms also are more likely to occur. This winter's El Niņo is forecasted to be the strongest on record, according to the Climate Prediction Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Construction crews are prepared to work during rainy weather, but some activities, such as paving or excavation, may be stopped during heavy rainfall. Work will stop if lightning occurs.

Construction crews have been taking part in training sessions to increase awareness and responsiveness during the rainy season. A number of erosion control measures also have been implemented. For a set of Frequently Asked Questions related to the 91 Project's El Nino's preparation, please click here.

91 Project Passes Halfway Mark

The 91 Project is more than 50 percent complete, a major milestone for the team and community. A project of this magnitude normally takes about seven years to build, based on a traditional approach.
This project, however, is using a design-build approach, in which design and construction are occurring simultaneously. This approach is faster, saving three to four years in construction time. The project broke ground in December 2013, and the team has been moving "fast forward" ever since that time.
Please take a look at the latest construction photos on the project website and watch for changing conditions throughout the project limits. New work will be occurring soon near Maple Street and Serfas Club Drive, so please watch for updates. 

Project Team and Corona Community Task Force Hold First Meeting

The 91 Project hosted its first 91 Corona Community Task Force (91CCTF) meeting on December 10. The Riverside County Transportation Commission gave a project overview to the 91CCTF members and led a question/answer session. The group will meet monthly; the next meeting is January 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Corona Public Library.

RCTC launched the 91CCTF to complement the existing 91 Project public outreach program. The group will be discussing ways to improve local traffic flow and the project's impact to the community.

To access the meeting agenda, meeting notes or presentation for the December 10 meeting, please visit the Corona Community Task Force webpage on the project website. If you have any questions relating to the meeting or 91CCTF, please email 91cctf@rctc.org.

91 Project Launches Periodic "From the Field" Publication

The 91 Project launched its first issue of From the Field in December. This is a periodic publication from 91 Project Manager David Thomas, who summarizes upcoming construction activities and other helpful information. Did you miss the first issue of From the Field? Click here to access the December issue and watch for the next issue coming soon. 

Corona's Green River Road Widening Project Nearing Completion

Construction of the City of Corona's Green River Road Widening Project is continuing, with completion estimated in the coming months. The project is widening Green River Road from four lanes to six lanes between the 91 and Palisades Drive.

The project includes paving, slope grading, new curbs and gutters, sidewalks, ADA access ramps, modifications to existing storm drains, a new traffic signal at Palisades Drive and signal modifications at Dominguez Ranch Road. As part of the project, lane reductions on Green River are required, but the reductions are limited to off-peak hours as much as possible.

For more information about the project, please contact the City of Corona's Public Works Department and stay connected with the City of Corona's social media accounts [Facebook, Twitter].

Business Spotlight: Tamazula Baja Grill

If you love delicious Mexican food, then Tamazula Baja Grill will satisfy your taste buds. Located in Corona on South Main Street, Tamazula is open seven days a week. 

Offering authentic Mexican dishes and premium customer service, Tamazula prides itself in making the best Mexican food with love and speed. The menu features dishes, such as chile rellenos, specialty burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, and seafood. Tamazula Baja Grill is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a delightful meal with the whole family.

Tamazula Baja Grill
324 S. Main St., Corona, CA 92882
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, 9 am - 10 pm, Saturday - Sunday, 8 am - 10 pm 

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

Business Spotlight: Unique Designs and Collectibles

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind fountain to accent your yard? How about a nice set of patio furniture for family get-togethers? Unique Designs and Collectibles has everything you need to make your house a home.

Located south of the 91, Unique Designs and Collectibles has been a Corona business for 21 years. They specialize in outdoor garden art, patio furniture, fountains and custom lighting. Unique Designs is a family-owned and operated business that is dedicated to friendly customer service and quality products that you and your family will love.

Unique Designs and Collectibles is a "Shop 91. Shop Local" participant and is currently offering 10% off of any creation. They are open seven days a week with friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to assist you.  

Unique Designs and Collectibles
2000 Frontage Rd., Corona, CA 92882
Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 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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