91 Freeway Partially Closed Tonight

The Riverside (91) Freeway will be partially shut down overnight as crews complete work on a railroad bridge near downtown Riverside.

According to Caltrans, all eastbound lanes of the 91 at Central Avenue will be closed from 11:45 tonight through 5 a.m. Friday.

Crews are in the process of installing structural supports for a new rail crossing at Pachappa Drive. The work began last week.

The westbound side of the freeway will be shut down tomorrow night, beginning at 11, with lanes reopening around 4 a.m. Saturday.

Another full westbound closure is planned next week, from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Motorists will be detoured off the 91 at 14th Street, taking side streets adjacent to the freeway until they're clear of the construction zone.

Caltrans officials said the new Pachappa bridge is one of several projects tied to the $232 million freeway expansion through downtown Riverside, where high-occupancy vehicle lanes are being added along a six-mile stretch. --City News Service


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