91 Workforce to Workplace Vitality Network
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is applying for a $75 million federal grant to help improve travel along the State Route 91 through three separate projects. Commissioners are traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to seek congressional support for the grant application which is due on March 4, 2019. The grant application will be entitled the “91 Workforce to Workplace Vitality Network” and the application will seek funds from the federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The grant would fund three improvements, which could begin next year and be completed by 2023 if grant funding is secured:
91 Corridor Operations Project – A new auxiliary lane from the Green River Road on-ramp on westbound 91 to the State Route 241 connector, a project championed by local residents and accelerated by RCTC in 2018.
71/91 Interchange – Replaces the single lane loop connector between eastbound 91 and northbound 71 with a two-lane director connector ramp. This project is part of the voter-approved Measure A expenditure plan and has been on the books for decades.
15/91 Express Lanes Connector – New connector from the future southbound 15 Express Lanes (currently under construction) to the westbound 91 Express Lanes, and links the eastbound 91 Express Lanes to the future northbound 15 Express Lanes. State funding secured by Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes and Senator Richard Roth in 2017 jump-started this project, which was shelved during the Great Recession.
At the City Council meeting last night (February 6, 2019) the Corona City Council unanimously passed a Resolution of support for RCTC’s “91 Workforce to Workplace Vitality Network” grant application.
RCTC and the City of Corona are urging citizens to be part of the solution by registering your support for improvements to the SR91 as outlined in the “91 Workforce to Workplace Vitality Network” grant application. Your name will be included in RCTC’s official funding request to the U.S. Department of Transportation and our congressional representatives. Please show your support today by joining the petition, by clicking here.
To learn more about RCTC, please visit their website https://www.rctc.org/
We encourage you to share this announcement with your friends, family and neighbors who may utilize the State Route 91. Please ask them to join the petition to support the “91 Workforce to Workplace Vitality Network” grant application.