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.
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