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|March 29, 2017|
Will the Corona Crawl become an 18 mile dash?
CORONA – (INT) – Now that long-awaited improvements on Route 91 are done, the question is whether motorists will dig deeper into their pockets to use the faster express-toll lanes through the Circle City. That could ease pressure on the general purpose lanes where over-crowding has been chronic.
The 91 Express Lanes in Orange County and Riverside County are jointly operated by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the Orange County Transportation Authority to provide motorists a seamless customer service. Combined, the Riverside County and Orange County 91 Express Lanes offer 18 miles of free-flowing travel.
RCTC will be monitoring and adjusting toll rates during the next few weeks of operation. Adjustments also will be made to the timing of traffic signals and ramp meters.
Toll lane pricing is posted at each entry point to the 91 Express Lanes. All toll lane users must have a FasTrak® transponder issued by any California toll agency. There is a special promotion.
New account holders will receive a week of free tolls or two weeks of free tolls with a valid AAA membership.
One-way tolls could surpass $10 at peak commute times.
Caution is advised near the entry and exit points, since the lane configurations have changed. Drivers should watch for lane markings and not cross over solid double white lines in these transition areas.
Landscaping and clean-up crews will be putting the finishing touches on Project 91 and periodic closures can be expected through the fall.
Story Date: March 27, 2017