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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Street closures along the City’s major streets impacting motorists and pedestrians are listed below. These closures may be due to construction, special event activity, or maintenance. All closures are subject to change due to weather, emergency work, or other circumstances.

Work zone safety is a priority. Motorists are advised to slow down, follow posted speed limits, pay attention, watch out for workers, obey signs and flaggers and allow additional travel time for delays.

CITY STREET RECONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Ayers Street Pedestrian Improvement and Turn Lane – South Padre Island Drive (SPID) to Gollihar Road (Bond 2014)

During this phase, the following traffic changes and lane closures are implemented:

  • Northbound Ayers Street is closed at the Crosstown/SPID Interchange (frontage road) intersection. Thru traffic is encouraged to seek alternate routes to access businesses in the area.
  • Ayers Street is also reduced to one lane, one-way traffic from Gollihar Road to SPID (southbound direction only).
  • Johanna Street to Crosstown/SPID Interchange (Northbound) – The outside thru lane on Ayers Street is closed approaching the Crosstown/SPID interchange. This lane closure will continue through the underpass of SPID. This closure will not impact access to the eastbound frontage road of SPID.
  • Johanna Street to Crosstown/SPID Interchange (Southbound) – The left-turn lane and median openings are closed.
  • Crosstown/SPID Interchange & Ayers Street Intersection (Northbound) – Northbound Ayers Street is CLOSED at the Crosstown/SPID Interchange intersection. Motorists must use alternate detour routes such as the SH 286 northbound frontage road, Gollihar Road, Kostoryz Road, or McArdle Road to access local businesses.
  • Crosstown/SPID Interchange to Gollihar Road – Ayers Street is reduced to one lane, one-way traffic flow in the southbound direction only. Access to all local businesses is provided.
  • Ayers Street and Gollihar Road Intersection – The outside thru lane on Ayers Street, in the southbound direction only, is closed approaching the Gollihar Road intersection. 
  • SH 358 Frontage Road (Eastbound) – The shared thru left-turn lane is closed.

RTA bus stops are closed from Gollihar Road to SPID. Bus stops remain open at the Port Ayers Transfer Station.

Brawner Parkway – Kostoryz Road to Carroll Lane (Bond 2018)

During Phase 2 of construction, Brawner Parkway (north and south of the median) will be reduced to one-way traffic flow in the eastbound direction. The following traffic changes and lane closures will be implemented:

  • Brawner Parkway westbound lane (south of median) is closed for construction. The eastbound lane will remain open for use during this first phase of construction.
  • Brawner Parkway westbound lane (north of median) is closed for construction. The eastbound lane will remain open for use during this first phase of construction.

Callicoatte Road – Interstate Highway 37 to Up River Road (Bond 2018)

During Phase 2 of construction, Reytec Construction Resources, there is a full closure of Callicoatte Road between the NB IH37 Frontage Road to Up River Road. There will also be a daily single-lane closure with flagger control along Up River Road from Callicoatte Road eastward (~400’). It is recommended that residents who live east of the intersection use the Violet Road exit, and residents who live west of the intersection use the Sharpsburg Road exit to access Up River Road.

Delgado Street – Salazar Street to Dead End (Residential Street Rebuild Program)

Delgado Street, between Salazar Street and the Dead End, is closed for reconstruction. The contractor will provide local access only to residents along Delgado Street.  

Denver Avenue – Doddridge Street to Jackson Place (Residential Street Rebuild Program)

Denver Avenue, between Doddridge Street and Jackson Place, is closed for reconstruction. The contractor will provide local access only to residents along Denver Avenue.

Laguna Shores Road – South Padre Island Drive to Graham Road (Bond 2018)

Travel lanes are open, but temporary lane closures or traffic stoppages will be necessary as construction activities continue. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone.

Laguna Shores Road – Hustlin’ Hornet Drive to Caribbean Drive (Bond 2018)

Travel lanes are open, but temporary lane closures or traffic stoppages will be necessary as construction activities continue. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone.

Laguna Shores Road – Mediterranean Drive to Wyndale Street (Bond 2018)

Travel lanes are open, but temporary lane closures or traffic stoppages will be necessary as construction activities continue. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone.

Leopard Street – Palm Drive to Nueces Bay Boulevard (Bond 2018)

Leopard Street is reduced to one lane, in each direction, along the eastbound lanes (south side) of Leopard Street between Nueces Bay Boulevard and Battlin’ Buc Boulevard. The intersection at Leopard Street and Nueces Bay Boulevard intersection is also being opened to traffic. Additional temporary intersection closures will be implemented along the south side of Leopard Street as construction progresses.

Ocean Drive Rehabilitation Project – Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue

The east side of Ocean Drive (northbound lanes), between Airline Road and Louisiana Avenue, is reduced to one lane until the contractor completes a final riding surface and installation of pavement markings. Travel lanes are open on the west side of Ocean Drive (southbound lanes), but temporary, daily lane closures or traffic stoppages may be necessary during construction activities. Access to properties within the work zone will be maintained at all times.

Park Road 22 Bridge and Channel – Whitecap Boulevard to Commodores Drive (SH 361)

Park Road 22 is closed for construction on the south side (eastbound lanes) between Compass Street and Cruiser Street. Motorists traveling eastbound (south side) along Park Road 22 are shifted to the westbound lanes (north side) between Compass Street and Cruiser Street. Travel lanes are reduced to one lane, in each direction, between Compass Street and Cruiser Street.

Staples Street – Baldwin Boulevard to Kostoryz Road (Bond 2018)

During Phase 1 of construction on Staples Street, between Baldwin Boulevard and Kostoryz Road, drivers and pedestrians should expect the following traffic changes:

  • The northbound lanes and center-turn lane (east side) of Staples Street, between Baldwin Boulevard and Kostoryz Road, will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of Staples Street (southbound lanes) and reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Traffic along northbound Staples Street will be shifted to the west side (southbound lanes) of the roadway approaching the Kostoryz Road intersection.
  • The inside left-turn lane will be closed along Kostoryz Road at the Staples Street intersection.
  • The intersection of Texas Avenue at Staples Street, on the east side, is closed to install storm water utilities.
  • Sidewalks will be closed on the east side of Staples Street within the construction zone.

Swantner Drive – Indiana Avenue to Texan Trail (Bond 2018)

Swantner Drive is closed to thru traffic between Indiana Avenue and Deforrest Street and also between Texan Trail and McCall Street for reconstruction. Chamberlain Drive is also closed between Reid Drive and Swantner Drive. Access to local residents is provided.

CITY PERMITTED CLOSURES

Alameda Street – Mary Street to Morris Street (IPR)

Contractors for the City are implementing several street closures to make emergency repairs to wastewater line along Alameda Street. The intersection at Alameda Street and Mary Street is temporally closed. The intersection at Morris Street and 12th Street is also temporally closed. Other residential streets adjacent to the construction site may be temporally closed to extend the work zone. Residents affected by the closures will always have access to their homes. Construction is expected to last one month.

Cimarron Boulevard – Lipes Boulevard to Saratoga Boulevard (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is installing new facilities along Cimarron Boulevard between Lipes Boulevard and Saratoga Boulevard as part of a make-ready permit for Smartcom. The construction of proposed facilities is divided into several phases along the project limits. The proposed phase will require daily lane closures affecting only the northbound travel lanes. Construction is expected to last one month.

Greenwood Drive – Gollihar Road to West Point Drive (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is performing electrical equipment upgrades along Greenwood Drive. Motorists traveling southbound on Greenwood will be reduced to one travel lane along any section of the project limits. Electrical upgrades are estimated to last several months.

Greenwood Drive – at Holly Road Intersection (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is performing electrical equipment upgrades along Greenwood Drive. Motorists traveling southbound on Greenwood will be reduced to one travel lane as they approach the Holly Road intersection. Electrical upgrades are estimated to last several months.

Kostoryz Road – Saratoga Boulevard to Masterson Drive (Fulton Construction)

The contractor for Corpus Christi Independent School District is implementing a lane closure on Northbound Kostoryz Road. The contractor is removing the existing sidewalk to install new driveways and building a new RTA bus stop. Construction is estimated to last three months.

Leopard Street – Palm Street to Doss Street (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is relocating power poles along Leopard Street for an upcoming city street project. Both directions of Leopard Street will be reduced to one travel lane along any section of the project limits. Utility line relocations are estimated to last several months.

 Leopard Street – Palm Street to Doss Street (AT&T)

The contractor for AT&T is relocating underground utilities along Leopard Street for an upcoming city street project. Both directions of Leopard Street will be reduced to one travel lane along any section of the project limits. Utility line relocations are estimated to last several months.

Mexico Street – Lipan Street to Caldwell Street (Guerra Underground)

The subcontractor for Flat Iron Dragados is installing a new wastewater line between Lipan Street and Caldwell Street as part of the New Harbor Bridge Utility Relocation Project. The construction of a proposed wastewater line is divided into 3 phases along Mexico Street. The first phase along this stretch of construction starts at Lipan Street, extending to Comanche Street, the second phase starts at Comanche Street, extending to Howard Street, and the third phase starts at Howard Street, extending to Caldwell Street. All three phases will require a temporary full street closure of Mexico Street. Traffic will be detoured where closures are required at intersections. Residents and places of worship will always have access during construction. Construction is expected to last seven months.

Navigation Boulevard – Old Brownsville Road to Bear Lane

The contractor for a private development is progressing into the next phase of construction to install a new water line across Navigation Boulevard. Contractors are implementing a temporary closure of Navigation Boulevard (north side of the intersection with Old Brownsville Road) to make the crossing across the street. The temporary closure will be in place intermittently for several days for the next two weeks.

Port Avenue – Horne Road to Prescott Street (SH 286 Frontage) (Clark Pipeline)

The contractor for the City is replacing a 16-inch water main along South Port Avenue from Horne Road to Baldwin Boulevard. The construction of the water main is divided into several phases. Construction is extending into the next phase, expanding the work zone from Horne Road to Prescott Street (SH 286 Frontage Road). Southbound Port Avenue will remain one lane, utilizing the center turn lane as the travel lane. Both Northbound Port Avenue travel lanes will not be affected. Construction at this location is estimated to last several months.

Staples Street – Peerman Place and Dody Street (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is performing maintenance to underground electrical circuits along Staples Street. Access to underground facilities requires daily lane closures that will affect motorists traveling in both directions. Maintenance operations are scheduled to last one month.

Third Street – Morgan Avenue to Elizabeth Street (Public Works Department)

City crews making curb and gutter improvements along Third Street are progressing into the next phase. Starting Monday, May 9, city crews will be closing travel lanes on Third Street between Morgan Avenue and Craig Street. Temporary lane closures will be implemented daily while workers are present. Construction is expected to last several weeks.

New Traffic Signal Coming to Intersection of Purdue Road and Flour Bluff Drive (Public Works Department)

Beginning on Wednesday, May 11, a temporary closure at the intersection of Purdue Road and Flour Bluff Drive will be in place to allow the Department of Public Works to perform safety improvements at the intersection. Purdue Road was recently extended west of Flour Bluff Drive. The extension has prompted new safety improvements to include:

  • Installation of a new traffic signal pole and mast arm at the southeast corner of Purdue Road and Flour Bluff Drive.
  • Installation of new signs designating the new section of Purdue Road as “ONE-WAY” traffic flow only, in the east direction, towards Flour Bluff Drive.

The new traffic signal assembly and traffic signs will help residents in the surrounding area safely exit onto Flour Bluff Drive. During the installation of the new traffic devices, the intersection of Purdue Road and Flour Bluff Drive will be closed on the west side only. This will require some residents to temporarily use Pleasant Drive to access Purdue Road instead of Crest Drive. The temporary closure will be in place until the traffic signal is installed and operational. Construction of the new traffic signal pole and mast arm is expected to last one (1) month.

SPECIAL EVENT CLOSURES

Beginning on Saturday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 18, Buc Days Festivities will be temporarily closing S.E.A. District streets. Festival closures will be in place for several weeks.

The following locations will be designated as NO PARKING ZONES from Saturday, April 30, to May 18:

  • Palo Alto Street, from Water Street to Chaparral Street (north side of the street)
  • Palo Alto Street, from Chaparral Street to Mesquite Street (south side of the street)
  • Power Street, Water Street to Chaparral Street (north side of the street)
  • Shoreline Boulevard, Power Street to Palo Alto Street (north side of the street)

The following locations will be designated as NO PARKING ZONES and will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday, April 30, to May 18:

  • Shoreline Boulevard, from Palo Alto Street to Dead End (including Barge Dock)
  • Resaca Street, from Shoreline Boulevard to Chaparral Street
  • Water Street, from Resaca Street to Fitzgerald Street
  • Water Street, from Fitzgerald Street to Palo Alto Street (northbound direction only)
  • Fitzgerald Street, from Chaparral Street to Water Street) (eastbound direction only)
  • Brewster Street, from Chaparral Street to Mesquite Street

On Saturday, May 7, the Buc Days NavyArmy Night Parade will be temporarily closing streets along the parade route. Temporary street closures will start as early as 4:00pm and will be in place for the duration of the parade only.

On Saturday, May 14, the Buc Days Children’s Parade will be temporarily closing northbound Shoreline Boulevard between Coopers Alley and Fitzgerald Street. Southbound Shoreline Boulevard will be reduced to one lane along the same limits. Temporary street closures will be in place as early as 8:00 a.m. and will remain for the duration of the parade only.

For more detailed information on festival street closures, the public can reference the news release published for all Buc Days Festivals.

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