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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1999
New signs up at dangerous Santa Ana Freeway interchanges are not going to prevent trucks or cars from crashing into each other (April 2). A larger speed-limit sign installed by Caltrans will not change the fact that truck drivers require a longer stopping distance to control their vehicle, especially if the driver is exceeding the speed limit. The Santa Ana and Riverside freeways interchange is simply too dangerous for a big rig to negotiate safely. Has anyone at Caltrans thought of rerouting trucks until construction is completed?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Motorists braving the heavily traveled 91 corridor between the Inland Empire and Orange County could see their commute ease as of Thursday. Orange County officials Thursday will inaugurate a new eastbound lane on a six-mile section of the Riverside Freeway, which commuters will be able to use starting that morning, officials said. The yearlong, $65-million widening project was the first in Orange County funded largely by the massive federal stimulus package enacted in 2009.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Efforts to speed road and commuter-rail improvements in Orange County will cost taxpayers more during 1989-90, but county transportation planners decided Monday that such projects are worth the money. The Orange County Transportation Commission adopted an $11.1-million budget Monday for 1989-90, up $3.7 million or 50% over spending in the current fiscal year ending June 30. Most of the increase is for professional services and consultants who are preparing environmental assessment reports on widening projects for the Santa Ana and Riverside freeways, as well as development of a countywide rail passenger service plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2009 | Carla Rivera
Four people died in a fiery crash on the 215 Freeway in Colton early Sunday, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:50 a.m. near South La Cadena Drive. Southbound lanes of the freeway were shut down for several hours. All lanes had been reopened by noon. The names of the dead and their relationships were unavailable, pending notification of their families, said San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1993
Due to construction of new express lanes, motorists who use the Costa Mesa and Riverside freeways will have to navigate past closed connector roads and along re-striped lanes for the next six months or so. A series of traffic disruptions, some of which were put in place Tuesday, will remain through early 1994, according to the California Private Transportation Co. This is all happening where the two freeways intersect so workers can build new ramps there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1989
It is no surprise that California's transportation system is failing to meet our needs. Like our life's blood, state highways transport our food, fuel and wastes. If our blood system fails, the body dies. California's economic lifeline may also be fatally stricken unless our state's transit system is resuscitated quickly. A cure for this potentially deadly illness is at hand. An increase in the gas tax proposed by the governor, legislators, consumer groups and businesses will be on the ballot in the June, 1990, election.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Staff Writers
Allowing private companies to build and finance toll roads in California has become a new option in legislative negotiations over a 10-year plan for easing congestion in the state's highway system, possibly including two tollway projects aimed at relieving congestion on two Orange County freeways. Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) said that, as a concession to Republicans, Democratic negotiators are considering offering their support for a measure by Assemblyman William P. Baker (R-Danville)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1994
A big rig overturned on the Riverside Freeway Tuesday afternoon, spilling a load of lumber and pipes that shut down westbound traffic through Anaheim for nearly two hours. The driver of the rig, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries in the 1:55 p.m. accident, which also forced the closure of a transition road from the Orange Freeway as Caltrans crews cleaned up the mess, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1991
A tractor-trailer jackknifed Wednesday afternoon on the Riverside Freeway, knocking out the center divider and snarling commuter traffic for two hours, the California Highway Patrol said. It was not immediately known whether there were injuries, CHP authorities said. The truck was westbound at Lemon Street at 2 p.m. when it struck the divider, smashing large chunks of concrete loose into the fast lanes on both sides of the freeway, which caused three lanes to be shut down from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1994
The California Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses to an Aug. 21 accident on the Riverside Freeway that killed a Los Angeles County youth. The accident occurred at about 12:40 a.m. on the eastbound Riverside Freeway near the Gypsum Canyon Road off-ramp. It involved a Honda Civic and Ford Taurus. Four passengers in the cars were injured in the crash. A 15-year-old boy from Lawndale died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2008 | My-Thuan Tran and Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writers
It started with an officer being shot and ended in a classic only-in-L.A. moment when a man with a gun darted back and forth across the busy Riverside Freeway in a shootout with police that resulted in the gunman being killed and a motorist wounded in the crossfire. By the time commuters hit the road Monday morning, the first-of-the-week crush in Orange County had already been badly snarled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Plans to relieve congestion on the Riverside Freeway will be discussed at a community meeting Tuesday at the Green River Golf Club in Corona. The topic will be an additional eastbound lane that is planned for the freeway between the 241 toll road and the Corona Expressway. The $80-million project covers about seven miles and is proposed by Caltrans, the Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission. The meeting is from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
A strategy to unclog the Riverside Freeway emerged Friday after 18 months of talks when policymakers recommended widening the existing road and continued study of an elevated highway and a tunnel through Cleveland National Forest. The advisory panel of elected officials from Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, however, eliminated from consideration a proposed highway that would run parallel to the 91 from Interstate 15 to the Foothill-Eastern tollway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
The nation's second-largest railroad has rejected a proposal to build an elevated expressway over its tracks near the busy Riverside Freeway, complicating efforts to develop a new transportation corridor between the Inland Empire and Orange County. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway officials said Tuesday the construction of a highway over their right of way through Santa Ana Canyon could disrupt operations on the company's main line that serves the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An elevated, six-lane expressway incorporating a high-speed rail line was among a dozen suggestions to ease Riverside Freeway congestion that were presented Friday to regional transportation officials. The ideas -- including a tunnel through the Santa Ana Mountains -- are part of an effort by the Orange County Transportation Authority and the Riverside County Transportation Commission to relieve traffic on one of the state's most congested corridors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2004 | Sara Lin and Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writers
Anaheim is considering a developer's plan to build 2,500 homes along one of Southern California's most notorious traffic chokepoints, a proposal that has raised concerns that the gated community would compound traffic misery on the main route between Orange County and the Inland Empire. The Irvine Co. project would go up at the junction of the Riverside Freeway and the Foothill toll road and would include one novel convenience for its residents.
NEWS
July 25, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A car that careened down an embankment on the Riverside Freeway in Anaheim Hills on Saturday afternoon injured the two occupants of the car and ignited a 60-acre brush fire that injured two firefighters, authorities said. The 1:30 p.m. accident in eastbound lanes, closed parts of the freeway just east of Coal Canyon Road for two hours. About 150 firefighters from state, county and city agencies fought the fast-moving blaze in rugged terrain on the ground and from the air, fire officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2004 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Another lane improvement on the Riverside Freeway is easing commute times during the morning rush hour for motorists from the Inland Empire, Orange County transportation officials said Monday. The $350,000 restriping project added a westbound lane along 2.1 miles of pavement from the Corona Expressway in Corona to the Orange County line. The lane, which opened just before the weekend, connects with a $6.7-million lane addition that opened on the Riverside Freeway in late February.
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