91 Project Update
May 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.
E. Grand Boulevard Closed for Final Work, 
May 2-10

The E. Grand Boulevard undercrossing will be closed until May 10 to allow crews to complete the bridge widening between Joy Street and Third Street. As a detour, motorists can use Main Street. Motorists are reminded that Joy Street will be closed at E. Grand Blvd., but local access to businesses will be available.

Once this work is completed, all lanes and sidewalks will be open on E. Grand Boulevard. Additionally, Joy Street will reopen in its final configuration, with access in both directions from E. Grand Boulevard.

Please watch for changeable message signs and follow the speed limit. Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

For questions, please call the project helpline at 877-770-9191 or visit the website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

91 Project Installs FasTrak Signs, Structures

The 91 Project is adding both regular lanes and tolled express lanes on the 91 and the 15 in Corona. Crews began installing FasTrak signs and Toll Utility Buildings (TUBs) last month in preparation for future tolling operations. The TUBs are designed to ensure that motorists will use the toll lanes correctly, once service becomes operational next year.

To prevent confusion, the arrows directing motorists to the new lanes have been covered until just before the service starts. The FasTrak logo will remain visible as a reminder that service is on the way. A specific opening date is not available for the new lanes. Please watch for future announcements.

The new tolled express lanes (or FasTrak lanes) will follow the same regulations and similar pricing structure as the current OCTA system. As with the Orange County 91 Express Lanes, carpools with three or more people and a transponder will be able to use the tolled express lanes at no charge, except for eastbound travel Monday through Friday, from 4-6 pm, when fees are half-price for 3+ carpoolers.

During the project planning process, various alternatives were studied to improve traffic flow on the 91 in Corona, and the FasTrak lanes were chosen as the most effective way of managing traffic in this area.

Many states rely on tolls to help build and maintain their transportation systems. Tolls are seen as one of the fairest types of funding, since they are tied directly to use of the lanes. Without this toll revenue, the 91 Project likely could not have been built for many years, since tax dollars won't cover the cost. The design and construction of the new express lanes is fully funded by toll revenue and a federal loan. These funding sources will pay for not only the new express lanes, but also part of the costs of the new regular lanes and improvements to bridges, ramps, local streets and six interchanges within the project limits.

Studies show that during peak congestion periods, tolled express lanes move more traffic than twice the number of general use lanes. The 91 Project will offer drivers a choice between the regular lanes and tolled express lanes. In addition, as drivers make the shift to using the tolled express lanes, this will create more room in the regular lanes, for those drivers who want to use those lanes instead of the express lanes.

Motorists who already have a transponder will not need to buy a separate transponder to use the Riverside County tolled express lanes. Only one transponder is needed to use any tolled facility in California.  
For more information about the future tolled express lanes, please click here.

91 Project Completes Emergency Drill

The Riverside County Transportation Commission conducted emergency drills on May 4-5 on top of the tolled express lane connector that is under construction between the 91 and Interstate 15. The drills commemorated Safety Week, May 2-6.

The emergency drill featured a simulated crisis to help prepare emergency responders from the Corona Fire Department in the event an actual crisis occurred.

During safety week and always, RCTC reminds motorists to be safe at all times. Remember:
  • Slow down. Speed limits within the project limits are 55 miles per hour, and fines are doubled in construction zones
  • Watch for changing conditions and follow detour signs
  • Watch for workers and equipment
  • Allow extra travel time
  • Be extra careful when driving at night or in the rain
  • Follow the "Move Over" Law, which requires motorists to shift a lane away from the shoulder, when emergency responders or tow trucks are present
  • Avoid blocking intersections, which could impede the travel of emergency personnel
  • Don't "jump the queue" and merge safely when entering the highway
  • Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you
Auto Center/Serfas Club Westbound Off-Ramp to Close Temporarily

The westbound 91 Auto Center/Serfas Club Drive off-ramp will close temporarily for approximately two months to allow crews to complete construction of this new ramp. The closure is expected to start later this spring. Please watch for announcements. 

As a reminder, motorists will continue to see signnificant work in the Serfas/Maple area during the coming months. Several improvements to bridges and ramps at Serfas Club Drive and Maple Street and other nearby roadways will be made. Work started in June 2015 and is expected to last until the end of this year.

Business Spotlight: Precision Import Auto Repair


Precision Import Auto Repair, located on Yorba Street in Corona, is a full service auto repair shop ready to help with all your car needs. Serving Corona for 15 years, Precision is honest and reliable with the most up-to-date diagnostic and repair equipment to get you on the road quickly and at an affordable cost. From factory scheduled maintenance services to complete engine rebuilds, Precision is equipped for any type of repair.


Precision specializes in European auto repair and also excels in domestic and Asian auto maintenance. They offer special deals on their website for all customers including free brake inspection, alignment specials, and 10% off any service over $50. Visit their website or stop by today. 


Precision Import Auto Repair

1545 Yorba St., Corona, CA 92882

951- 734-0795

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, Saturday, 8 am - 3 pm, Sunday, Closed



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

Business Spotlight: WaBa Grill

Looking for a healthy food option? WaBa Grill on Sixth Street strives to serve the best possible quality, on-the-go food. With fruits and vegetables used to enhance the flavor of the amazing WaBa sauce, WaBa Grill is a healthy option for the average busy bee. Their chicken is delicious, prepared boneless, skinless, and fat-trimmed. Made-to-order salads are prepared with the freshest ingredients. WaBa Grill never uses oil to cook so customers leave feeling happy and satisfied after eating healthy entrees served at top speed.


WaBa Grill customers can sign up to be a reward member with their check-in program. Simply use the iPad located at the store and check-in to start earning reward points. Customers can also text "wabaco6st" to 562-74 to receive deals via text message.


WaBa Grill is also a great choice for your next party whether small or large. Stop by the WaBa Grill on Sixth Street and check out their catering menu and place your order today.

WaBa Grill

1760 W. Sixth St., #103, Corona, CA 92882

951- 547-4174

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 9:30 pm, 

Sunday, 10 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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