Council Approves Construction Contract for next Phase of South Staples Street Reconstruction

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb and the City Council approved an award of $13.4 million dollar construction contract to Bay Ltd., for the reconstruction of South Staples Street from Baldwin Boulevard to Kostoryz Road just under a mile stretch of roadway. Funding for this project comes from the 2018 Bond Program and storm water, wastewater, gas, and water CIP funds.

This District 2 reconstruction project includes new concrete pavement, curb and gutters, sidewalks, ADA ramps, pavement markings, upgraded traffic signalization, and major utility improvements including upgraded storm sewer, new water mains, and new wastewater mains along the roadway corridor. In addition to the new roadway and utility improvements, seven RTA bus stops and one RTA bus pull-in will be reconstructed, each receiving a new concrete shelter pad.

South Staples Street from Baldwin Boulevard to Kostoryz Road is classified as a minor arterial street. This segment of the street was originally constructed in 1891. The latest overlay was completed in 1980 and a seal coat was performed in 1994. The current reconstruction project was approved by voters as part of Bond 2018. The existing pavement and underground utilities – which are approximately 70 years old – will replaced from the southern limits of Baldwin Boulevard Intersection to the western limits of Kostoryz Road Intersection (0.83 miles).

This project is anticipated to last 29 months with construction projected to begin in January 2021. For the latest updates and to view design exhibits residents can visit For more information media representatives can contact Senior Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by email at