The 60/91/215 interchange in downtown Riverside will be partially closed overnight and through Saturday morning as crews re-pave sections of connector ramps, according to Caltrans.
The closures are slated to get underway at 2 a.m. and will continue until noon Saturday, impacting the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway connector to northbound Interstate 215, the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway connector to the westbound 60 and the westbound 91 connector to northbound I-215.
“To avoid delays, it is advised that motorists use an alternative route,” Caltrans District 8 said in a statement.
Multiple streets in Riverside access each freeway, permitting drivers to get around the closures. Officials urged motorists to plan ahead.
The interchange re-surfacing is part of the “60 Swarm,” which got underway in July 2019. Officials said the closures are necessary to enable crews to expedite pavement replacement work.
Freeway bridge and lane shutdowns have been a regular occurrence from Chino to downtown Riverside — a 20-mile stretch — since the start of the swarm.
In addition to upgrading and expanding lanes, the project comprises bridge replacements, costing $23 million. The Benson Avenue, Monte Vista Avenue and Pipeline Avenue overcrossings in Chino are being replaced with new spans. Alternating eastbound and westbound lane closures for the bridge work started 18 months ago in San Bernardino County.
Most of the overnight lane closures related to the bridge replacements have occurred between Ramona Avenue and Reservoir Street in Chino.
More information is available at www.60swarm.com.