The Point: Motorists are strongly urged to avoid the area by using Routes 57 or 71 to connect to Route 60 to head east

Please plan ahead and avoid the 91 in Corona this weekend.  A full closure of eastbound 91 in Corona is set for Friday, October 21 at 10 p.m. to Monday, October 24 at 5 a.m. to allow RCTC’s 91 Refresh Project crews to continue to safely repave lanes. This closure will be an even bigger deal than the two previous weekend closures on eastbound 91 in Corona in mid and late September.

All eastbound 91 lanes will be closed from Lincoln Avenue to Main Street. The eastbound 91 Express Lanes in Riverside County and the eastbound 91 on-ramps at Auto Center/Serfas Club Drive, Maple Street, and Lincoln Avenue also will be closed throughout the weekend.

Motorists traveling east from Orange County and Los Angeles County are strongly advised to steer clear of the 91 by using northbound 57, the preferred route, or northbound 71 to connect with eastbound 60.

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Travel east of the 71 is expected to be especially heavy and should be avoided by through-traffic. Drivers who continue past the 71 should avoid Lincoln Avenue, which will be used as a detour. These drivers will be required to exit, turn back onto westbound 91, and then travel to northbound 71 to connect to the 60 for eastbound destinations. Due to the turnaround at Lincoln, traffic delays also are likely on westbound 91 approaching Corona

Lincoln-area businesses will remain open. Customers may access businesses by following signs. Drivers will be unable to use the Lincoln Avenue bridge over the 91, but pedestrian access will be maintained.

Residents should consider riding Metrolink as a travel option to bypass the closure. Roundtrip weekend fares are $10 across southern California. Visit for schedules and other details.

The 91 Refresh Project is a partnership between RCTC and Caltrans to repave lanes and repair sound walls and concrete barriers along the outer portions of eastbound and westbound 91 in Corona. Work is taking place mainly between the Lincoln Avenue interchange and Interstate 15, an area with a long history of roadway settlement. Construction will continue through the fall, with at least two additional weekend closures to be announced.

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Construction activity is subject to change due to weather, staffing, or other factors. If the repaving cannot be completed this weekend, it will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

To register for construction updates, visit or text 91REFRESH to 77222.