- Associated Press - Sunday, February 21, 2016

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - Transportation officials say a six-mile stretch of State Route 91 in Corona will reopen on schedule after being closed for 55 hours for a bridge demolition.

Eliza Perez, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Transportation Commission, says Sunday the demolition is 90 percent complete.

The 55-hour closure, dubbed “Coronageddon” to help get the word out, began Friday night soon after 9 p.m.

The closure covers a busy corridor between Interstate 15 and State Route 71. Transportation officials plan to have the 91 reopened by 4 a.m. Monday for the commute.

Workers are bringing down the Maple Street bridge, erecting a support structure for an eventual ramp and paving some lanes.

The $1.4 billion project began in 2014 for the vital link between inland Southern California communities and Orange County.

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