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|March 29, 2017|
91 Project fades into rear view mirror
CORONA – (INT) – Construction crews made their final push to complete a re-make of Freeway 91 in time for Monday’s opening.
The $1.4 billion project through the Circle City has been underway for more than 2-and-a-half-years. It adds general purpose lanes between the I-15 and Route 71 and extends the 91 Express lanes an additional 8-miles to the I-15.
The project also added or widened 32 bridges, improved five interchanges, and realigned and repaved local streets in Corona.
Under a ‘design-build’ method, the project was accelerated 3-4 years. A project of this size and complexity would have taken up to seven years to build.
Crews worked 24/7 to prepare the new lanes for Monday's opening.
“The Riverside County Transportation Commission made a promise to open the new lanes in spring 2017, and March 20th is the first day of spring," noted RCTC Executive Director Anne Mayer. "We are proud to deliver on our promise.”
Story Date: March 21, 2017