Westbound 91 Freeway Closure
CORONA (CNS) – The westbound Riverside (91) Freeway is slated for a complete shutdown next week in Corona to facilitate overnight construction work, with ongoing closures planned for the rest of the month and the first half of January, officials said Tuesday.
The initial nighttime closure is scheduled for 10 p.m. Monday, with all westbound 91 lanes — including Express toll lanes — out of service from Interstate 15 to just beyond the Corona (71) Expressway, on the west end of Corona. The lane closures will be in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The same closures will be implemented again on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, according to RCTC.
The closures are analogous to shutdowns that occurred in October and November on the eastbound 91 for the “71/91 Interchange Project.”
RCTC said the Monday-to-Wednesday schedule will be maintained, weather- permitting, to Jan. 17, though scheduling changes are expected to be implemented during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period.
In addition to the 91 closure, the transition bridges from south- and northbound I-15 to the westbound 91 will be closed during the work. That includes Express Lanes connectors.
The southbound 71 to the westbound 91 transition will have to be closed, as well, according to RCTC.
“The full closures will allow crews to safely continue construction of support structures for the new eastbound 91 to northbound 71 connector,” the agency stated. “Weeknight traffic congestion is anticipated in Corona, and motorists are strongly advised to allow for extra travel time and to bypass the area by using Route 71 to the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway to the southbound Orange (57) Freeway to navigate around the closure.”
Those attempting to enter Corona via the westbound 91 from Riverside will be detoured through downtown Corona.
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