People interested in a future expressway north of Modesto are invited to an informational open house Monday in Riverbank. The 25-mile North County Corridor would connect Highway 99 at Salida to Highway 108-120 east of Oakdale and could cost $1.2 billion. Many owners of homes and farms that might be in its way, depending on a final route decision, have protested at monthly meetings this year. Monday's session gives people a venue for submitting comments that would be addressed in the current phase of environmental studies. The current focus is on the 18-mile portion east of McHenry Avenue. Officials hope to transfer to that stretch the $91 million in state money previously set aside for an Oakdale Bypass, which is being abandoned in favor of the North County Corridor. The freeway should ease congestion, smog and travel time for people in Riverbank, Oakdale and Tuolumne County, leaders say. Monday's meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St. For more information: www.dot.ca.gov/dist10.