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Downtown 91 Weekend Crunch

WHO: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 8 and SEMA Construction

WHAT: Caltrans will have 56-hour lane and ramp closures on State Route 91 (SR-91) east and
westbound to expedite pile driving in downtown Riverside for the 91 HOV Project.

WHEN: Beginning Friday, November 7 from 9:00 p.m. continuous to Monday, November 10
at 5:00 a.m. as follows:

• One lane closed in each direction of SR 91 between Central Avenue and 14th
• Traffic breaks approximately every 60 minutes on WB 91 for pile switch at
14th St. for 5-10 minute durations
o 14th St/Kane on ramp to WB 91 will also have traffic breaks during
this pile switch operation
• Full closure of NB 215 connector to WB 91
• Full closure of EB 60 connector to WB 91
o EB 60 connector to WB 91 will be open on Sunday, Nov 9 from 5:00 a.m.
to 9:00 a.m. to accommodate traffic for the Mission Inn Run
• Full closure of 10th Street on ramp to WB 91

WHERE: Downtown Riverside, east and westbound SR-91, between 14th Street and Central Ave.

WHY: The 91 HOV project is constructing the new Pachappa Railroad Bridge for the Union
Pacific Railroad. Approximately 48 piles, or center support beams, will be driven into the
soil to support the new bridge. The machine used to drive the beams into the ground
generates noise and vibration. Caltrans is using the 56-hour weekend closure period to
expedite the pile driving and reduce noise impacts to nearby residences and businesses.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes such as SR 60, I-15, or I-215.


CONTACT: Tyeisha Prunty (909) 383-4631 or Terri Kasinga at (951) 232-4268
Leave alternate routes for locals and use other freeways to avoid SR 91. Plan ahead and add time to
your trip if you travel near downtown Riverside over this 56-hour weekend closure period. Slow
down, merge early and allow other vehicles to merge.

View traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/caltrans8


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