The Point: Support will strengthen application for state funding to upgrade interchange

We would like to hear from you! Residents and drivers are encouraged to voice their support for the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s application of state funding to upgrade the 71/91 Interchange in Corona. The new interchange is designed and ready to build, and RCTC is actively seeking additional funding to start construction.

The new non-tolled interchange will improve traffic flow and safety for eastbound travelers on the 91 and those merging onto the 91 from Green River Road. Funding this project will also provide jobs to help with economic recovery for the region.

The interchange serves as a gateway between Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties and is a vital link for commuters and freight vehicles that travel along the 91.

The project will:

  • Replace the existing single-lane loop connector between eastbound 91 and northbound 71 with a new, two-lane, direct connector ramp
  • Build a new, separate eastbound auxiliary lane from Green River Road to east of the 71/91 interchange
  • Realign the eastbound 91 on-ramp from Green River Road to improve interchange access

The project is one of several that RCTC has planned for western Riverside County. Construction is starting this month on the I-15 Railroad Canyon Interchange in Lake Elsinore and this fall on both the 91 Corridor Operations Project between Green River Road and Route 241 and the I-215 Placentia Avenue Interchange in Perris. Design work is under way now on the 15/91 Express Lanes Connector.

If funding is secured for the 71/91 Interchange, construction could begin in 2022 and open in 2024.

Click here to register support for this project or learn more here.