AEP Texas Construction to Cause Nightly Lane Closures on Staples Street

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP Texas) is requesting nightly lane closures to make necessary utility improvements on Staples Street. AEP Texas contractors will begin construction on Monday, August 9.

To accommodate the utility improvements, northbound Staples Street from Holly Road to South Padre Island Drive (SPID) will be reduced to one lane from 8:30 pm to 5:30 am. The westbound inside lane and center lane on McArdle Road between Lum Street and Salem Drive will be closed from 8:30 pm to 5:30 am. All closures will begin on Monday, August 9. The project is anticipated to be completed in November, weather permitting.

Safety is a top priority, so motorists are reminded to be aware of the work zone, follow the posted detour signs, or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

Media representatives needing additional information may contact Makensie Oubre, Sr. Public Information Officer at (361) 826-3420 or by email at