City Gearing Up for Memorial Day Weekend
Thousands of Visitors Expected for the Holiday
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi is partnering with nearby cities including Portland, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Rockport, along with area law enforcement and the Texas Department of Transportation, to prepare for a safe Memorial Day weekend.
Early projections from Visit Corpus Christi indicate the City could see as many as 40,000 visitors.
The City’s Public Works Department will be implementing a traffic management plan to address additional visitors who may come to Padre Island via Park Road 22. The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) will monitor traffic flow on Aquarius Street and other key intersections along Park Road 22, including Whitecap Boulevard, Commodores Drive, and State Highway 361 on the main route to Port Aransas. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to leave early for their destination.
CCPD will have patrol units on the beach during the day and extra DWI enforcement at night.
The City will be utilizing new lifeguard stands on Gulf beaches, and visitors should observe and follow the flag warning system to be aware of surf and rip conditions. The flags are located throughout the beach and at lifeguard stands.
A particular lane for emergency vehicles only will be established on the beach from Zahn Road to Newport Pass.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will have seven ferries operating in Port Aransas during the holiday weekend. For the latest information, wait times visit: https://twitter.com/PortA_Ferry.
City parks, swimming pools, and splash pads will be open with free admission.