71/91 Interchange Project

Status: Pre-Construction

Location: Western Riverside County

Type of Project: Highways

Location: 71/91 Interchange

Construction: Anticipated from 2022 to 2025

Investment: Estimated $118 Million

OVERVIEW

The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in partnership with Caltrans, has received project approvals and has completed final design for the 71/91 Interchange Project in Corona. RCTC received the final piece of funding in December 2020 to improve this congested and operationally deficient interchange.

Caltrans approved the environmental document in June 2011, and RCTC completed final design for the project in June 2015. RCTC received the final piece of funding in December 2020 to improve this congested and operationally deficient interchange. In June 2021, RCTC awarded a construction management contract and expects to release the project for bids in early 2022. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022, and the new interchange is expected to open in 2025.

Once RCTC receives funding, construction could begin in 2022 and be completed in about three years. Construction likely would occur in stages to minimize disruption to motorists through this heavily traveled corridor.

  • June 2011: RCTC receives final approval of environmental documents
  • October 2013: Final design begins (project plans, specifications and cost estimates)
  • June 2015: RCTC completes final design
  • 2018 and 2019: RCTC seeks funding through the state SB 1 Congested Corridors Program, federal Better Utilizing Investments for Leveraging Development (BUILD) Program, and federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Program
  • December 2020: RCTC receives final funding for project
  • June 2021: RCTC awards construction management contract
  • Early 2022: Requests for construction bids anticipated
  • 2022: Construction contract award anticipated
  • 2022: Construction expected to begin
  • 2025: New interchange anticipated to open

Environmental Documents

    • Draft – Environmental Assessment, click here.
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Finding No Significant Impact Document, click here.
    • Jurisdictional Delineation for the SR-91/71 Interchange Project, click here.

News Updates

Coming Soon.