STATE ROUTE 91 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
In March 2011, the Commission submitted a letter of interest seeking a $446 million loan through the federal government’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) credit program in an effort to widen the SR-91 freeway through Corona. Although the project was not selected to receive federal loan assistance this fiscal year, staff will continue to move forward in seeking federal assistance. “It’s only a temporary setback,” said RCTC Chair Greg Pettis, “The TIFIA program should be expanded next year and our project will compete quite well.”
The project known as the SR-91 Corridor Improvement Project
(SR-91 CIP) will build a new general purpose lane in each direction of
SR-91, rebuild five local interchanges, improve the 91/15 interchange, make local street and access improvements in the city of Corona, and construct a number of auxiliary lanes at key locations to ease access on and off the freeway especially between
SR-91 and Interstate 15. These improvements will be funded through the voter approved Measure A program.
The loan funded through the TIFIA program would provide financing for the extension of SR-91 Express Lanes from the Orange County line to I-15. The loan would also fund a new connector for tolled express lane users traveling north on I-15 and provide a direct connection to the extended SR-91 Express Lanes.
The total cost of the SR-91 CIP is estimated to be $1.3 billion. Please see www.sr91project.info for additional information.
Upcoming Commission Meeting
The Commission will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 14, at
9:30 a.m. at the Riverside County Administrative Center, Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California.
The Commission also maintains a speakers bureau that actively makes presentations throughout the county on transportation issues. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your service club or community organization, please contact Eliza Echevarria at (951) 787‑7141 or email@example.com.