$111,000 in Highway Safety Improvements Coming to Corpus Christi
City Leverages State Funding
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today's regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council authorized an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in the amount of $17,548.10 for the reimbursement costs associated with three projects within the 2022 Highway Safety Improvements Program (HSIP).
The agreement will help provide funding to install advanced warning signals, signs, raised medians, and school zone improvements for the following locations:
- South Port Avenue from Tarlton Street to Sarita Street
- Texan Trail from Staples Street to Buccaneer Drive
- Texan Trail from Buccaneer Drive to Swantner Drive
The total value of these improvements is $110,988.10. The project is currently designed by Public Works in-house staff and is at the final design stage. Bidding will occur through TxDOT, and construction is estimated to begin in August 2022.
TxDOT's HSIP is a program that provides grants for 90% of construction costs for highway safety projects aimed at eliminating or reducing the number of severe traffic collisions. Under this program, the Local Government entity is responsible for all other costs such as design, right of way, permitting, and TxDOT administrative fees. The advance funding agreement will allow the City to pay its required portion of the project's costs.
For more information, please call Sr. Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by email at email@example.com.