Support 71/91 Interchange Project: Sign the Support Pledge Page
The County is again applying for federal and state grants for the 71/91 Interchange Project. For upcoming rounds of funding, we believe the 71/91 is the most competitive project due to its readiness for construction and role in alleviating one of southern California’s most congested corridors that also serves as a major freight route. In recent rounds of competition, this project has made it very close to being selected.
The 71/91 interchange is operationally obsolete and is a traffic bottleneck on the highly congested 91 corridor. The new interchange will improve traffic flow and safety for eastbound travelers on the 91 and those merging on from Green River Road.
As part of the County’s grant applications, we desire to demonstrate to decision-makers in Washington and Sacramento that there is strong community support for this improvement. The support pledge page is found at http://www.rctc.org/support.
“Please join me in supporting this grant application, this is a vital piece for Corona,” said Corona Councilman Wes Speake. “Currently, commuters taking the hairpin turn from the eastbound 91 to the northbound 71 back up on to the eastbound 91 and create an artificial slowdown that regularly backs up to the Green River Road off-ramp. This backup, in turn, pushes more cars off at Green River/Foothill flooding Corona Streets every weekday afternoon. The better the 91 flows, the more people will stay on it!”
As part of the County’s grant applications, we desire to demonstrate to decision-makers in Washington and Sacramento that there is strong community support for this improvement. Please lend your support.