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|December 3, 2020|
Weighty funding decisions expected by freeway planners
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – When the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) meets next month, three projects will be up for funding approval.
The California Transportation Commission has recommended through a competitive grant process using gas tax revenue under Senate Bill 1 for the following projects:
• 71/91 Interchange Project, Corona: $58.1 million
• McKinley Avenue Railroad/Street Grade Separation Project, Corona: $10.3 million
• Limonite Avenue Gap Closure Project, Eastvale, $9.4 million
The RCTC has applied multiple times for state and federal funding to rebuild the 71/91 Interchange. The existing single-lane loop connector between eastbound 91 and northbound 71 would be replaced with a new, two-lane, direct connector ramp, a new, separate lane from Green River Road to east of the 71/91 Interchange, and realign the eastbound 91 on-ramp from Green River Road to improve access to the interchange. With final approval, construction could start in 2022 and open two years later. The total cost is estimated at $121 million.
Decisions by the RCTC are expected at its December 2-3 meeting.
Story Date: November 18, 2020