Contract for the Engineering Design of Alameda Street Approved by Council

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and the City Council approved a $522,000 professional services contract with HDR Engineering, Inc. for the design, bid, and construction phase services for the reconstruction of Alameda Street from Louisiana Avenue to Chamberlain Street, located in Council District 2.

This new segment will continue improvements on Alameda Street previously completed from Alameda Street to Louisiana Avenue. 

Alameda Street from Louisiana Avenue to Chamberlain Street is classified as a minor arterial roadway and is 0.50 miles in length. This section of the street was originally constructed in 1891, with the most recent reconstruction completed in 1955. This section was partially reconstructed in the 1990’s in conjunction with upgrades to utilities under the center of the roadway; however, the partial reconstruction only included the width of the utility trench. This section also had a surface pavement overlay completed in 2002. This project is for the reconstruction of the existing five-lane roadway which is a 61-foot-wide curb and gutter asphalt roadway with underground storm drains and sidewalks on both sides.

The proposed project will maintain the same roadway width while providing a new pavement structure, driveways, drainage improvements, and ADA compliant pedestrian improvements. As well as new signs, pavement markings, and utility upgrades.

The design phase will begin in April 2021 with design completion expected in March 2022. Construction is planned to begin in August 2022 with the anticipated project completion in August 2023.

“I am delighted to see another street project moving forward for the hard-working families of Corpus Christi,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo.