For the first time in its 21-year history, the entire 91 Express Lanes has been repaved. Working together, agencies, project management partners and the construction contractor finished major repaving in only 8 weekends rather than the 10 weekends originally scheduled. The project paved 20 miles, restriped 110 miles, used 113,000 tons of asphalt and ground and replaced 375,000 square yards of pavement.
During the weekend closures, crews worked around the clock next to live traffic on the 91 Freeway. OCTA and Caltrans District 12 agencies partnered on the project.
Paid for entirely by the 91 Express Lanes Capital Reserve Fund, the 91 Express Lanes pavement project will extend the pavement’s lifespan for decades while continuing to provide a safe, smooth commute.
Periodic nighttime closures will be needed to complete the finishing touches. In addition to the pavement work, the project includes replacing six changeable message signs, replacing channelizers, completing electrical work and replacing pavement markers.
The entire project is expected to be completed by January 2017.