Traffic Signal and Advance Warning System Installed on Park Road 22
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The City of Corpus Christi is installing a new traffic signal on Park Road 22 at the intersection of Packery Pointe Drive and Aquarius Street to provide improved safety and access to the Packery Pointe development and surrounding neighborhoods. Along with the new signal, an Advance Warning for End of Green System (AWEGS) has been installed 1,500 feet in advance of the signal along eastbound Park Road 22.
The new traffic signal and AWEGS are scheduled to be operational by mid-December.
AWEGS is a traffic safety enhancement for the new traffic signal. AWEGS is a warning system designed to alert motorists approaching the traffic signal to stop. The AWEGS includes signs and a flashing beacon.
Earlier this year, City Council approved a new traffic signal and an engineering study justified its placement. In addition to the new signal and AWEGS, the City is adding left turn lanes on Park Road 22 and crosswalks at the Aquarius Street intersection.
For more information, please contact Traffic Engineer Raymond Chong at 826-3552.
Advance Warning Signal FAQs
Why is a traffic signal installed on Park Road 22 at Aquarius Street?
The traffic signal provides better access for the development of Packery Pointe and neighborhoods on Aquarius Street. It also will improve the safety of the intersection of Packery Pointe Drive and Aquarius Street. An engineering study justified this traffic signal, under warrants by Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the standard from Texas Department of Transportation.
What safety enhancements were included in the scope of work since Park Road 22 is a high speed facility?
- Installation of an Advance Warning for End of Green System (AWEGS)
- Addition of left turn lanes on Park Road 22
- Addition of Crosswalks at the signalized intersection
- Installation of advance warning LED signs (Signal Ahead and Be Prepared to Stop)
What is an Advance Warning on End of Green System (AWEGS)?
AWEGS is a traffic safety enhancement for the new traffic signal. It is designed to provide an early warning to drivers approaching the upcoming traffic signal of the end of the green light. This early warning eliminates or reduces a driver’s decision making on whether it is safer to stop or continue through the intersection on a yellow light. The advanced warning includes signs and flashing beacons.
What do AWEGS look like?
The AWEGS will be mounted on an overhead sign, which will include two yellow LED flashing beacons and warning signs reading “BE PREPARED TO STOP” and “WHEN FLASHING”. It is located 1,500 feet in advance (west) of the new traffic signal along eastbound Park Road 22.
How should a driver approach a flashing AWEGS?
When the AWEGS flashes, the driver must prepare to STOP at the traffic signal on Park Road 22 at Aquarius Street. Failure to stop at the signalized intersection may result in running a red light or causing a collision.
What are the two other flashing signs before and after the JFK Causeway Bridge?
Two flashing warning signs are located eastbound on Park Road 22, one before the bridge and one after crossing the bridge. The flashing sign before the bridge reads “BE PREPRED TO STOP” and the flashing sign after the bridge reads “SIGNAL AHEAD.” Both have flashing, amber LEDs and are located before the AWEGS.