91 Project Update
February 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.
Steer Clear! Weekend Full Closure of Eastbound/ Westbound 91 from 71 to I-15, February 19-22
The Riverside County Transportation Commission reminds motorists to plan ahead, avoid the area or stay home. As part of the 91 Project, RCTC has launched its "91 Steer Clear" campaign to inform motorists and residents of the upcoming 55-hour weekend full closure of the eastbound and westbound 91 between the 71 and I-15 in Corona. This closure will take place from Friday, February 19 at 9 pm to Monday, February 22 at 4 am.

The full closure will allow crews to consolidate three major construction activities, rather than performing the work during 20 nights of full closures. The closure also will help ensure the safety of construction crews and the traveling public by eliminating cars and construction equipment on the road at the same time.

To minimize travel delays and impacts during the closure, RCTC strongly recommends that motorists plan ahead and completely avoid travel on and near the 91 in Corona or simply stay home. Alternate routes for this closure include the 57, 60, 10, 215, 210 and 605. Motorists traveling on the 91, 71 or I-15 near the project area during the closure period can expect delays of three to four hours. Please use IE511, Waze or other mapping applications to determine the best route and timing to reach destinations during this weekend full closure. 

A map has been developed to help Corona residents and businesses with local access during the 91 Steer Clear. Motorists exiting Corona can use the westbound 91 Serfas Club on-ramp to connect to northbound 71, the westbound 91 Green River on-ramp, the westbound 91 Serfas Club on-ramp, the eastbound 91 Paseo Grande on-ramp or the eastbound 91 Lincoln on-ramp. Motorists entering Corona can use southbound 71 to the westbound 91 Green River off-ramp, the eastbound 91 Green River off-ramp, and the westbound 91 Magnolia off-ramp. To access the map, please click here

RCTC also reminds everyone to stay safe during this weekend's full closure. No pedestrians, cyclists or other members of the public will be allowed to access this closed section of roadway. Construction crews will be at work using large equipment with limited visibility. Trespassers on the 91 right of way, which includes lanes, on-ramps, off-ramps and embankments, will be cited by law enforcement personnel. Please help keep the "91 Steer Clear" operation safe for the community and the 91 Project crew members.

Please visit the 91 Steer Clear webpage and view the Frequently Asked Questions, Fact Sheet, or Detour Map for more information. For an overview of the 91 Steer Clear, please take a look at the "91 Seconds on the 91" video.

To increase travel options, RCTC and Metrolink have partnered to double the number of trains operating on the 91 Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line during the "91 Steer Clear" weekend. Metrolink also is offering "two for one" fares on February 20 and 21. Please refer to the Metrolink website for special weekend schedules. 

There are several ways to "Stay Connected." Please call the project helpline, 877-770-9191, use the "Contact Us/Feedback" page of the website, "Like Us" on Facebook or "Follow" us on Twitter.

91 Project Team Holds Public Meeting February 6

The Riverside County Transportation Commission hosted a public meeting February 6 at the Corona Public Library to inform Corona residents and businesses about local impacts related to the upcoming "91 Steer Clear." Riverside County Transportation Commission Executive Director Anne Mayer and Project Manager David Thomas provided an overview of the 55-hour weekend closure and reviewed traffic management, emergency responder coordination, contingency plans and business support efforts.

Unable to attend the meeting? Please visit the 91 Steer Clear webpage to view the online webcast or the PowerPoint presentation.

For questions, please call the project helpline, 877-770-9191, use the "Contact Us/Feedback" page of the website, or email sr91project@rctc.org.

Maple Street Bridge to be Restricted to Northbound Travel

Motorists in Corona will continue to see activity on Maple Street. As part of the 91 Project, travel on the Maple Street bridge over the 91 will be limited to two northbound lanes, with nightly full closures of the bridge from 9 pm to 5 am, Feb. 15-18. This configuration will be in place until approximately July 2016.

This circulation pattern will allow crews to rebuild the west side of the Maple Street bridge. Motorists traveling northbound on Maple Street will be able to cross the bridge and will have access to the westbound 91 Maple Street on-ramp.  

Motorists traveling southbound cannot cross the bridge, but will have access to the westbound on-ramp. Southbound motorists can access the eastbound 91 Paseo Grande on-ramp by traveling east on Pomona Road, south on Smith Street and west on Sixth Street to connect with the eastbound 91 ramp at Paseo Grande. 

During weekday peak travel times, truck traffic north of the 91 should travel east on Railroad Street and south on Lincoln Avenue to reach the eastbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp. (see map below).

The 91 Project team reminds motorists to allow extra travel time, follow detour signs and reduce speeds. Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

During the 55-hour weekend closure of the 91 between the 71 and I-15, the Maple Street bridge will be closed in both directions for crews to demolish the west side of the bridge.  

Project Team Meets with Emergency Responders and Business Operators to Prepare for "91 Steer Clear"


To prepare for the 91 Steer Clear weekend full closure, the 91 Project Team met with emergency responders and business operators during two meetings on February 2. Team members reviewed protocols, traffic circulation, emergency access routes and detour routes during the 55-hour closure.


During the closure, police, fire and ambulance services will have access to the 91 via an emergency route, and units will be stationed strategically to ensure rapid response. An incident command center will be established, and multi-agency coordination is under way across cities, counties, and Caltrans districts.


Corona residents are reminded that businesses will be open during the weekend full closure of the 91. Please see story below regarding the 91 Project's "Shop 91. Shop Local." campaign.


Additional Work Coming to Auto Center/Serfas Club

The 91 Project team reminds motorists that work will continue for the Auto Center/Serfas Club area during the coming months.


Work to lower Auto Center/Serfas Club Drive will start after the weekend full closure of the 91 between the 71 and I-15 in Corona. The roadway work will occur in three phases and require sequenced closures of the roadway. Please stay tuned for details.


More information will be provided in future Construction Alerts and other communication tools. Not registered to receive project information? Please use the "Contact Us/Feedback page of the website, call the helpline, 877-770-9191, "Like" us on Facebook or "Follow" us on Twitter.


"Shop 91. Shop Local." during 91 Steer Clear
RCTC reminds residents and motorists in Corona to shop locally during the 91 Steer Clear. Photo above highlights Super Taco located at 450 S. Main St.

RCTC reminds Corona residents and motorists that there are many great businesses to visit during the "91 Steer Clear" closure. Consider patronizing these local businesses during the 55-hour weekend full closure.


The 91 Project's "Shop 91. Shop Local." campaign promotes discounts and deals offered by restaurants, auto and bike shops, hair salons, gas stations, pet services and home care establishments. Please visit the "Shop 91. Shop Localwebpage to view discounts or coupons.


APRIS Fire & Water Restoration
Hunnys Café
ARCO and McDonald'sJackboy's Dog Bakery
Aspen D'SignsJenson USA
Baker's Dozen DonutsJohnny's Auto Body and Color Werx
Carolina's Beauty SalonJonny Lightning
CC PaintballKabob Hutt
Corona Depot Bar & GrillKaren's Beauty Salon
Corona MotorsportsMiguel's California Mexican Cocina & Cantina
Corona Paw SpaPit King
Corona Regional Medical Center Committed to CommunityRodeway Inn & Suites
Crumbles Cookies & BakeryShell Gas Station
Dave's Muffler and HitchSuper Taco
Extra Mile InsuranceTamazula Baja Grill
Goodfellas CafeThe Lucky Greek
Harvey's Auto Repair and TransmissionsUnique Designs and Collectibles
Hometown BuffetWienerschnitzel


 * 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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