91 Freeway Reopens in Corona Following ‘Steer Clear’ Project

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All lanes of the 91 Freeway in Corona between I-15 and the 71 Freeway were reopened at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to officials.

A 91 Freeway sign is seen in Corona. (Credit: KTLA)
A 91 Freeway sign is seen in Corona. (Credit: KTLA)

The 55-hour weekend closure allowed crews to consolidate three construction projects, and due to the progress made on the new westbound Maple Street on-ramp flyover bridge, planned overnight full closures this week will not be needed, the Riverside County Transportation Commission stated in a news release.

Traffic near the closure and on the recommended detour routes was lighter than expected.

“We are grateful for the traveling public, who stayed away from the area, and the Corona residents, who stayed close to home and enjoyed their community," RCTC Executive Director Anne Mayer stated in the news release.

The 91 project is adding regular lanes, tolled express lanes, auxiliary lanes and direct express connectors from the northbound I-15 to the westbound 91 Freeway and from the eastbound 91 Freeway to the southbound I-15, according to the news release.

Intermittent nighttime rolling closures of some lanes on the 91 Freeway near Maple Street may still be required.

The new lanes were expected to open in 2017, the news release stated.

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