Public Works Team Awarded for Engineering Excellence

The City of Corona’s Public Works Team received an Engineering Excellence Award for their Auto Center Drive Grade Separation Project. Lead by Senior Engineer, Linda Bazmi, the project constructed a four-lane overcrossing above operational Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks, and improves vehicular and pedestrian safety by separating trains from highway and foot traffic. The overpass was designed with future enhancements in mind and allows for the addition of two more activ...
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City Reconfigures Lane on Green River to Improve Traffic Flow

Continuing construction on the SR-91 Project through Corona has prompted some commuters to seek out alternate routes to avoid the morning freeway congestion.  As a result, the communities and businesses along Green River Road, north of State Route 91 (SR-91), have experienced an influx of drivers that are using this area to perform aggressive, and often illegal, u-turn and cut-through maneuvers in order to bypass the vehicles waiting to turn left onto the westbound SR-91 on-ramp.  These actions ...
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Green River Road Widening Project Nears Completion

The Green River Road Widening Project is almost complete!  With about one month left in the project schedule, the newly-widened portion of Green River Road will boast six lanes of travel (three in each direction) between State Route 91 and Palisades Drive.  In addition, a new traffic signal has been installed at Green River Road and Palisades Drive and will be activated later this month.  The signal at Green River Road and Dominguez Ranch Road will also be modified to maximize the efficient flow...
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Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project 50 Percent Complete

The Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project is nearing its 50 percent completion and is on budget. The long-anticipated project, which has been a part of the Sierra Del Oro Master Planned Community since the 1980s, is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. The Foothill Westerly Extension Project is located in the southern portion of the City of Corona along the base of the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest, and inv olves the extension of Foothill Parkway as a four...
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International Grade Crossing Safety Awareness Day

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Did you know that about every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train? The City of Corona has over 14 miles of railway lines crossing 10 local streets at grade. These lines transport people, goods and materials all over the nation. The importance of traveling safely over these railway grade crossings is something we want everyone to consider on June 3, please help us to remind everyone to be safe as we recognize International Grade Crossing Safety Awareness Day. As part of this s...
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Westbound 2nd Street Closure

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As part of the SR-91 Project, the westbound lane on 2nd Street between W Grand and Vicentia Ave will be closed starting Monday morning, 3/2/2015.  This closure is for utility replacement and construction of the new 2nd Street, and will remain closed until the new 2nd Street punches thru from Buena Vista to Grand.  Eastbound 2nd Street and the off-ramp will remain open.
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City Approves Camera Project

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On Feb. 5, 2014, the City Council approved funding for a city-wide unified camera system, which was awarded to Leverage Information Systems. As part of the 2013-2016 Corona Police Department Strategic Plan, police staff researched and recommended a unified video management system for all city owned camera assets. This system will bring all disparate systems together and utilize them more efficiently. Each city department currently deploying cameras would retain viewing capabilities, while all...
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3 Things to Never Put Down the Drain!

Fats, Oils and Grease – Stop the Block! Did you know that any fats, oils and grease that are washed down the drain can cause a blockage in the sewer system? If fats, oils and grease, known as FOGs, aren’t disposed of properly, then sewer blockages, spills and overflows can result. These spills can potentially be harmful to our health, damage our homes, pollute our local waterways and groundwater, and harm fish and wildlife habitats. Understanding the correct disposal techniques for FOGs can h...
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91 Project Under Way

Last week marked the official ground breaking for the 91 expansion project in Corona which brings good news for Riverside County and Orange County motorists! The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and project partners will begin construction in early 2014 on the long-awaited 91 Project in Corona and Riverside. The project will relieve congestion on both the 91 and Interstate 15 by adding tolled express lanes, regular lanes, auxiliary lanes, and a direct express lane connector f...
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Take Ownership of Your City with SeeClickFix!

SeeClickFix program is a way every day Corona Citizens can take charge in their neighborhoods. This easy to use program is a simple way to communicate with the City of Corona. You can download the SeeClickFix mobile application to your smartphone and start reporting issues you see in your area. If you spot some graffiti, snap a photo with your phone and submit in your SeeClickFix application tagging the exact location and it will automatically send the City of Corona an alert of the issue. Wh...
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Save the Date: 91 Fwy. Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

Mark Your Calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. for the 91 Project Ground Breaking Ceremony which will be held at North Main Corona Metrolink Parking Structure. Led by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the 91 Project through Corona and Riverside is finally here! This long-awaited project will expand transportation choices, reduce delays, allow faster emergency response, relieve local street congestion and offer better access to public transit and trails...
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Auto Center Drive Grade Separation

On August 7, 2013, the City of Corona, in partnership with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), kicked off one of its top-priority projects, the Auto Center Grade Separation Project. Construction activities will start beginning with the reduction of travel lanes in Auto Center Drive between Pomona Road and Railroad Street and on Railroad Street between Monica Circle and Auto Center Drive. Traffic flow of one lane in each direction will be maintained at all times. Motorists, esp...
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Have Your Say in 91 Fwy Design

We want to hear what you think about the landscape and aesthetic concepts for SR-91 The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and their project partners are preparing to make improvements to State Route 91 from Corona to Riverside.  Final design activities are now underway, with construction planned to start in early 2014 and new lanes expected to open in 2017. The City of Corona has a unique opportunity to provide input concerning the landscaping and aesthetic features of the ...
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Corona’s Bus Service is on a Roll

  The City is working hard to make riding the bus more convenient.  We have recently replaced older buses with ten new buses and are installing shelters and benches at 23 bus stops along the Corona Cruiser Red Line and Blue Line routes. The City recently put into service ten new buses.  New buses seat up to twenty passengers with room for two mobility devices/wheelchairs.  The buses feature an enhanced suspension for a smooth ride, electronic information signs on the front and side displayin...
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Energy-Saving Resource for Small Businesses

Small Businesses Can Receive Free Energy-Saving Products and Installation from SCE. Southern California Edison (SCE) and the City of Corona are pleased to announce that the Direct Install program will be coming to Corona to offer energy-efficient equipment installed at no cost to you. If you’re a qualified small business owner using less than 200 kilowatts of electricity per month, and if you’re seeking new ways to reduce expenses and cut operational costs, then this offer may be right fo...
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