A flawed overpass along Interstate 215 at Chicago Avenue could be fixed by Jan. 17, Caltrans officials said, restoring two eastbound lanes and a vital connector ramp from Highway 91.
But commuters will soon see work and lane closures shift to the westbound side of the freeway, where the same potential for crumbling concrete remains, though it has never shown signs of failing.
The repairs have left drivers frustrated, many said, as they dredge up memories of horrid commutes when the downtown Riverside interchange was a mess for four years.
After taking almost two years longer to build and costing $125 million more than expected, the project remains a sore subject for some drivers. And repairs so soon after it was built don’t help, they said.