Repavement Heads West on the 91 Express Lanes

After five weekends of successfully repaving lanes in the eastbound direction, the repaving project will head west on October 21 toward SR-55 from the Orange/Riverside county line.

To complete the work, the entire westbound 91 Express Lanes will close from 8 p.m. Friday, October 21 to 4 a.m. Monday, October 24. The construction work will also require intermittent closures of the regular lane of the SR-91 closest to the toll lanes in the work area, which is approximately between the Orange/Riverside County border and the SR-241.

Construction scheduled for the previous weekend was cancelled due to rain.

The 91 Express Lanes is traveled by more than 12 million drivers every year. Pavement work is vital to maintain the safety and efficiency of the lanes. Asphalt on highways in Southern California needs to be replaced approximately every 20 years and the 91 Express Lanes has not been repaved since it opened in 1995.

Funding for the $24.4 million project comes from money set aside from tolls paid by drivers of the 91 Express Lanes. No taxpayer dollars are being used to fund the project.

In addition to the pavement work, the project includes replacing six changeable message signs, restriping, replacing channelizers, completing electrical work and replacing pavement markers. The entire project is expected to be completed by January 2017.

For more information and schedules, please visit here.

 

 

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