Signal Changes on Island Due to Increased Traffic to Area Beaches

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to the resurgence of weekend tourists and residents visiting Padre Island beaches the City is making changes to the traffic pattern on the Island along Park Road 22.

To reduce traffic congestion and address safety concerns of the traveling public, traffic measures will be implemented all summer. These measures will be in effect, each Friday afternoon thru Monday morning during each weekend throughout the summertime. On holiday weekends, such as July 4th and Labor Day, traffic measures will be in place beginning Thursday afternoon.

Below is a summary of traffic changes drivers can expect to see:

  • The traffic signal at the intersection of Park Road 22 and Aquarius Street will function as “GREEN“ only for northbound and southbound traffic along Park Road 22. 
  • The left-turn lanes at the intersection of Park Road 22 and Aquarius Street will be closed to traffic.
  • The median opening at the intersection of Park Road 22 and Aquarius Street will be closed to traffic.
  • Left-turns will be prohibited off of Aquarius Street. Motorists approaching the intersection of Park Road 22 will only be allowed to turn right onto Park Road 22.

The Police Department will assist in monitoring Aquarius Street and other key intersections along Park Road 22 at SH 361, Whitecap Boulevard and Commodores Drive. Safety is a top priority, so motorists and pedestrians are reminded to follow all traffic control devices in the area.

For more information, media representatives can contact Senior Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by email at melaniel@cctexas.com.