Nearly 24 hours ahead of schedule, the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Riverside County are open again.
The lanes were set to be shut down along a roughly 2-mile segment of the road in east Corona all weekend, from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
According to Riverside County, the project finished much earlier than expected.
"The first car traveled through at 5:53 a.m., well ahead of the scheduled opening on Monday at 5 a.m.," the Riverside County Transportation Commission said in a statement. "The lanes will remain open for the rest of the weekend."
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The $270 million 15/91 Express Lanes Connector Project started last April, and involves constructing a transition between toll lanes on the 91 Freeway and toll lanes on I-15.
Between 200 and 300 crew members were in the field to complete the work on this weekend's portion of the construction.
Completion on the entire project is expected in mid-2023, and there will be three additional weekend closures in the future. More information about when that additional support structure work will take place will come at a later date.