Street Closures and Traffic Impacts

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Street closures along the City’s major streets impacting motorists and pedestrians are listed below. These closures may be due to construction, special event activity, or maintenance. All closures are subject to change due to weather, emergency work, or other circumstances.

Work zone safety is a priority. Motorists are advised to slow down, follow posted speed limits, pay attention, watch out for workers, obey signs and flaggers and allow additional travel time for delays.

CITY STREET RECONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Brawner Parkway – Kostoryz Road to Carroll Lane (Bond 2018)

During Phase 2 of construction, Brawner Parkway (north and south of the median) will be reduced to one-way traffic flow in the eastbound direction. The following traffic changes and lane closures will be implemented:

  • Brawner Parkway westbound lane (south of median) is closed for construction. The eastbound lane will remain open for use during this first phase of construction.
  • Brawner Parkway westbound lane (north of median) is closed for construction. The eastbound lane will remain open for use during this first phase of construction.

Callicoatte Road – Interstate Highway 37 to Up River Road (Bond 2018)

During Phase 2 of construction, there will be a full closure of Callicoatte Road between the northbound IH-37 Frontage Road to Up River Road. There will also be a daily single-lane closure, with flagger control, along Up River Road from Callicoatte Road eastward. It is recommended that residents who live east of the intersection use the Violet Road exit, and residents who live west of the intersection use the Sharpsburg Road exit to access Up River Road.

Delgado Street – Salazar Street to Dead End (Residential Street Rebuild Program)

Delgado Street, between Salazar Street and the Dead End, is closed for reconstruction. The contractor will provide local access only to residents along Delgado Street.  

Denver Avenue – Doddridge Street to Jackson Place (Residential Street Rebuild Program)

Denver Avenue, between Doddridge Street and Jackson Place, is closed for reconstruction. The contractor will provide local access only to residents along Denver Avenue.

Leopard Street – Palm Drive to Nueces Bay Boulevard (Bond 2018)

Leopard Street is reduced to one lane, in each direction, along the eastbound lanes (south side) of Leopard Street between Nueces Bay Boulevard and Battlin’ Buc Boulevard. The intersection at Leopard Street and Nueces Bay Boulevard is also being opened to traffic. Additional temporary intersection closures will be implemented along the south side of Leopard Street as construction progresses.

Park Road 22 Bridge and Channel – Whitecap Boulevard to Commodores Drive (SH 361)

Park Road 22 is closed for construction on the south side (eastbound lanes) between Compass Street and Cruiser Street. Motorists traveling eastbound (south side) along Park Road 22 are shifted to the westbound lanes (north side) between Compass Street and Cruiser Street. Travel lanes are reduced to one lane, in each direction, between Compass Street and Cruiser Street.

Shoreline Boulevard – Lomax Street to Power Street (Bay Ltd.) (Street Preventative Maintenance Program)

Mill and overlay improvement operations along Shoreline Boulevard between Lomax Street and Power Street have begun. They will temporarily close sidewalks, parking lanes, and travel lanes for the next several weeks. Access to T-Heads and Marina will always be maintained during construction operations.

Phase 1 will begin on the east side (northbound lanes) of Shoreline Boulevard and start at Lomax Street. Phase 2 will address median crossovers between northbound and southbound lanes and start at Lawrence Street. Phase 3 will begin on the west side (southbound lanes) of Shoreline Boulevard and start at Power Street, working south.

Staples Street – Baldwin Boulevard to Kostoryz Road (Bond 2018)

During Phase 1 of construction on Staples Street, between Baldwin Boulevard and Kostoryz Road, drivers and pedestrians should expect the following traffic changes:

  • The northbound lanes and center turn lane (east side) of Staples Street, between Baldwin Boulevard and Kostoryz Road, will be closed for construction. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of Staples Street (southbound lanes) and reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Traffic along northbound Staples Street will be shifted to the west side (southbound lanes) of the roadway approaching the Kostoryz Road intersection.
  • The inside left-turn lane will be closed along Kostoryz Road at the Staples Street intersection.
  • The intersection of Texas Avenue at Staples Street, on the east side, is closed to install storm water utilities.
  • Sidewalks within the construction zone will be closed on the east side of Staples Street.

Swantner Drive – Indiana Avenue to Texan Trail (Bond 2018)

Swantner Drive is closed to thru traffic between Ralston Street and Glazebrook Street. Chamberlain Street and Vaky Street are open for local traffic. McCall Street will remain open from Reid Drive to Swantner Drive to allow access to the Lindale Senior Center. Reid Drive, Glazebrook Street, and Swantner Drive from Glazebrook Street to Texan Trail will remain open to access Ray High School. Access to residents will be maintained throughout the project.

CITY PERMITTED CLOSURES

Alameda Street – Mary Street to Morris Street (IPR)

Contractors for the city are implementing several street closures to make emergency repairs to the wastewater line along Alameda Street. The intersection at Alameda Street and Mary Street is temporally closed. The intersection at Morris Street and 12th Street is also temporally closed. Other residential streets adjacent to the construction site may be temporally closed to extend the work zone. Residents affected by the closures will always have access to their homes. Construction is expected to last one month.

Alameda Street – Naples Street to Louisiana Avenue

Contractors for the city are implementing several street closures to make repairs to a wastewater line along Alameda Street. Residential access will be maintained. Construction is expected to last one month. Southbound traffic on Alameda Street is shifted to the left-turn lane between Naples Street and Louisiana Avenue. The Alameda Street and Atlantic Street intersection is temporarily closed. The intersection at Alameda Street and Southern Street is temporarily closed.

Agnes Street – North Padre Island Drive Access Road to McBride Lane (IPR)

The contractor for the City Utility Department is implementing lane closures along eastbound travel lanes of Agnes Street to make repairs to a wastewater line. Additional temporary lane closures, or temporary street closures, along the existing wastewater line, may be required to install a bypass. Businesses affected by the closures will always have driveway access. Construction is expected to last one month.

Chaparral Street – at Coopers Alley Intersection

The Spectrum contractor is installing new conduit and coaxial cables to provide communication services along Chaparral Street. The contractor will temporarily close sidewalks, parking lanes, and travel lanes at the intersection of Chaparral Street and Coopers Alley. These closures will be implemented daily and are expected to last 30 days.

Chaparral Street – at Lomax Intersection

The Spectrum contractor is installing a new conduit and coaxial cable to provide communication services along Lomax Street. The contractor will temporarily close sidewalks and parking lanes at Chaparral Street and Lomax Street intersection. These closures will be implemented daily and are expected to last 30 days.

Everhart Road – North Shea Parkway and Schanen Boulevard (DLG Contractors)

The contractor will implement temporary lane closures on the northbound lanes of Everhart Road to install a new driveway at a private property. Access to businesses will always be maintained. Construction is expected to last a couple of weeks.

Kostoryz Road – at Tiger Lane Intersection

The contractor is installing underground fiber optic cables along Kostoryz Road and Tiger Lane. Contractors will be implementing temporary lane closures along the northbound lanes of Kostoryz Road and eastbound lanes of Tiger Lane. Work is expected to last one month.

Leopard Street – Palm Street to Doss Street (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is relocating power poles along Leopard Street. Both directions of Leopard Street will be reduced to one travel lane within the project limits. Utility line relocations are estimated to last several months.

Lipan Street – Coke Street to Culberson Street (Guerra Underground)

The subcontractor for Flat Iron Dragados is installing a new waterline on Lipan Street. Lipan Street will be temporarily closed between Coke Street and Culberson Street. Traffic will be directed to use Comanche Street. Residential access will not be affected by temporary street closure. The temporary closure is estimated to last 30 days.

Mexico Street – Comanche Street to Howard Street (Guerra Underground)

The subcontractor for Flat Iron Dragados is installing a new wastewater line between Lipan Street and Caldwell Street as part of the New Harbor Bridge Utility Relocation Project. Mexico Street is closed between Comanche Street and Howard Street. Work is expected to last one month.

Port Avenue – Horne Road to Prescott Street (SH 286 Frontage) (Clark Pipeline)

The contractor is replacing a 16-inch water main along South Port Avenue from Horne Road to Baldwin Boulevard. The construction of the water main is divided into several phases. Construction for the next phase will affect Port Avenue from Horne Road to Tarlton Street. Southbound Port Avenue will remain reduced to one lane, utilizing the center turn lane as the travel lanes. Northbound Port Avenue travel lanes will not be affected. Construction at this location is estimated to last several months.

Staples Street – Peerman Place and Dody Street (AEP Texas)

The contractor for AEP Texas is performing maintenance to underground electrical circuits along Staples Street. Access to underground facilities requires daily lane closures that will affect motorists traveling in both directions along Staples Street. Maintenance operations are scheduled to last one month.

Staples Street – Leopard Street to Lipan Street

City contractors will perform concrete pavement rehabilitation on the roadway. Traffic on Staples Street between Leopard Street and Lipan Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of construction. Work is expected to last up to 2 weeks.

Third Street –Elizabeth Street to Hancock Avenue (Public Works Department)

City crews are working on street improvements between Elizabeth Street and Hancock Avenue. Improvements are divided into multiple phases to address curb gutter and street pavement repairs. Motorists should expect daily temporary lane closures along this stretch of 3rd Street. Business and residential access will be maintained at all times. Construction is expected to last several months.

Windward Drive – Whitecap Boulevard to Dead End

AEP Texas implemented a temporary street closure on Windward Drive to locate a short-term electrical substation. Condominium access will be maintained at all times during the closure. Closures are estimated to last three months.

SPECIAL EVENT CLOSURES

Art Walk Festival – Lomax Street and Peoples Street (from Mesquite Street to Chaparral Street)

On Friday, July 1, the Downtown Management District will hold its annual ArtWalk Festival in the Downtown Corpus Christi area. Full street closures will be implemented on Lomax Street from Mesquite Street to Chaparral Street and Peoples Street from Mesquite Street to Chaparral Street. Street parking will be restricted near these areas. Street Closures at these locations are expected to last the weekend.

Mayor’s Big Bang Fireworks Celebration – Bayfront and North Beach

The City of Corpus Christi advises residents and motorists that beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, various street closures will be in place for the Mayor’s 45th annual Fourth of July Big Bang Fireworks Celebration.

Downtown Area:

  • Northbound Shoreline Boulevard between Power Street and Coopers Alley will be closed.
  • Southbound Shoreline Boulevard between IH-37 and John Sartain Street will be closed.
  • Southbound Shoreline Boulevard is reduced to one lane between Power Street and IH-37.
  • Northbound Water Street is reduced to one lane between Coopers Alley and Lomax Street.
  • Eastbound IH-37 between Water Street and South Shoreline Boulevard will be closed.
  • Access to establishments fronting Shoreline Boulevard will be maintained via Water Street.
  • Existing ONE-WAY streets will be temporarily converted to TWO-WAY traffic flow for the duration of the closure.
  • Access to the T-Heads will be maintained via Water Street.
  • There will be parking restrictions at various locations where “NO PARKING SPECIAL EVENT” signage is posted.

North Beach Area: At 6:00 p.m.

  • Northbound US-181 “Texas State Aquarium/USS Lexington/North Beach” Exit will be closed (northbound right lane of US-181 will be closed).

Parking near the event and along surrounding streets will be prohibited or limited to provide a pedestrian-safe environment. NO PARKING signage will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. Parking enforcement for restrictions will start at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3.

The public is encouraged to use the free RTA “Park and Ride” service. The pick-up site will be the City Hall parking lot, and the drop-off site will be at Water Street between Lomax Street and John Sartain Street. The hours of operation for the RTA “Park and Ride” will be from 11:30 a.m. until 30 minutes following the fireworks show.

For more detailed information, visit www.bigbangcc.com.

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