Street Closures and Traffic Impacts
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Street closures along major City 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’s 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’s westbound lane (north of median) is closed for construction. The eastbound lane will remain open for use during this first phase of construction.
Fairview Drive – Up River Road to Kenwood Drive (RSRP)
Fairview Drive is closed for street reconstruction between Up River Road and Kenwood Drive. Residents along Fairview Drive will be provided with local access. Construction is expected to last several months.
Holly Road - Airline Road to Crosstown (SH-286) (SPMP)
The contractor will begin applying new asphalt to five lanes of Holly Road. Construction will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two-way traffic will remain open. However, the contractor will conduct single-lane closures along Holly Road, beginning at the Airline Road intersection and continuing westward to Crosstown (SH-286). Intersections along the construction path will experience daily short-term closures or restrictions. The project is expected to last several months, weather permitting.
Junior Beck Road – Bear Lane to Old Brownsville Road (Bond 2018)
During this Phase 2 of the project, Junior Beck Road will be temporarily converted to one-way traffic in the southbound direction from Bear Lane towards Old Brownsville Road. Corporate Drive intersection at Junior Beck will be temporarily closed for this phase. Residents will continue to have local access from South Padre Island Drive (SPID) Access Road. Wayfinding and detour signage will be in place to guide motorists to their destinations. The temporary one-way and intersection closure is expected to last several months.
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 open 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 in each direction are reduced to one lane between Compass Street and Cruiser Street. (Get an update from Construction Inspection Ruben Barrera)
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, will be temporarily closed for utility line installations.
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 are open.
Weber Road - Staples Street to McArdle Road (SPMP)
The City contractor is implementing temporary lane closures for street maintenance on Weber Road from Staples Street to McArdle Road from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday over the next three weeks. The first phase will cover the area of Weber Road from Staples Street to Gollihar Road. The second phase will cover the area of Weber Road from Gollihar Road to McArdle Road. Two-way traffic will remain open during the milling and paving operation. Work is expected to last four weeks.
CITY PERMITTED CLOSURES
Alexander Street – Devon Drive to Brentwood Drive
Beginning on Monday, September 26, the contractor for the city will install new ADA ramps along Alexander Street from Devon Drive to Brentwood Drive for James W. Fannin Elementary School as part of the Safe Routes to School program. Temporary sidewalk closures will be implemented, and pedestrians shall follow pedestrian detour signs. Work at this location is expected to last two months.
The City of Corpus Christi Public Works Department will conduct bridge repairs on Amistad Drive. The section of the road where the bridge is located will be closed to through traffic. Access to Amistad Drive will remain open on either side of the temporary street closure.
Bear Lane - Junior Beck Drive to Heinsohn Road
The contractor for a private development will implement temporary full-street closures to install new storm culverts across Bear Lane. Businesses and residents will be notified of temporary closures and provided with access. Work at this location is expected to last several weeks.
Born Street – South Water Street to South Chaparral Street
The contractor for AEP Texas will be doing equipment maintenance along Born Street. The contractor will require a temporary full street closure of Born Street from South Water Street to South Chaparral Street to allow crews to work in the affected area. Work at this location is expected to last several weeks.
Carancahua Street – Agnes Street to Coopers Alley
The contractors for the city are making pavement repairs. The contractors will implement temporary lane closures along Carancahua Street between Agnes Street and Coopers Alley. Construction is expected to last several weeks.
Kostoryz Road - at the Masterson Intersection
A City contractor will be constructing a traffic signal at the intersection of Kostoryz Road and Masterson Drive. The contractor will implement temporary lane closures. Lane closures will be periodic and will not impact traffic during school zone hours. Work at this location is expected to last two months. The pedestrian crosswalk on Kostoryz Road at Masterson Drive will be closed during construction. Pedestrians will follow pedestrian detour signs to cross Kostoryz Road at Saratoga Boulevard.
Leopard Street – Doss Street to Peabody Avenue
The contractor for AT&T will be conducting temporary lane closures along Leopard Street from Doss Street to Peabody Avenue to complete a conduit relocation. Work at this location is expected to last several months.
McKenzie Street – 18th Street to 17th Street
A residential contractor is temporarily closing the street to position a crane to assist with the construction of a concrete wall. Temporary street closures will be implemented as needed for two months. Residents will be notified of the temporary closures and provided with residential access.
Mexico Street – Howard Street to Caldwell 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. Construction has progressed to the next section. The third phase starts at Howard Street, extends to Caldwell Street, and will require a temporary full street closure of Mexico Street. Traffic will be detoured where closures are required at intersections. Residents and places of worship will always have access during construction. Construction is expected to last several months.
Molina Drive – Bloomington Street to Villarreal Drive
The residential contractor is temporarily closing the street to position a crane to assist with the construction of a concrete wall. Temporary street closures will be implemented as needed during a two-month span. Residents will be notified of the temporary closures and provided with residential access.
North Carancahua Street – Buffalo Street to Antelope Street
The contractor for AEP Texas will be doing equipment maintenance along North Carancahua Street. The contractor will require a temporary full street closure of North Carancahua Street from Buffalo Street to Antelope Street to allow crews to work in the affected area. Work at this location is expected to last several weeks.
North Chaparral Street – Lawrence Street to Schatzell Street
The contractor for Cosmopolitan Apartments LLC is performing building façade maintenance along North Chaparral Street from Schatzell Street to Lawrence Street. The contractor will implement temporary sidewalk closures along the building on North Chaparral and temporary parking restrictions. Work at this location is expected to last one month.
Paul Jones Avenue – at Sims Drive Intersection
The contractor for AEP Texas will be doing equipment maintenance at the intersection of Paul Jones Avenue and Sims Drive. The contractors are implementing daily one-lane flagger operations to assist motorists around the work area. Work at this location is expected to last several weeks.
Port Avenue – Chaparral Street to IH-37 (IDIQ)
The contractor for the City Public Works Department is performing street maintenance on Port Avenue between Chaparral Street to IH-37 Access Road. Maintenance crews will be cleaning expansion joints and performing concrete repairs as part of the City’s IDIQ project. Motorists should expect various daily lane closures throughout the project limits. Maintenance work is expected to last several months.
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 lane. Northbound Port Avenue travel lanes will not be affected. Construction is progressing into the next sequence. The west side intersection of Tarlton Street will be temporarily closed. Construction at this location is estimated to last several months.
Santa Fe Street – Texan Trail to Amistad Street
The contractor for AEP Texas is upgrading utility equipment along Santa Fe Street from Texan Trail to Amistad Street. The contractor will implement temporary lane reductions along this section of Santa Fe Street. Work at this location is expected to last several months.
Tancahua Street – Leopard Street to Lipan Street
Tancahua Street from Leopard Street to Lipan Street is closed for pavement repair. The repair process may require temporary lane closures along the current closure.
Businesses within the affected area will maintain driveway access at all times. Water services will continue for all customers along the construction path. Work is expected to last one month.
Tancahua Street – Coopers Alley to Kinney Street
The contractor will construct utility taps for private development on Tancahua Street between Coopers Alley and Kinney Street. The contractor will conduct temporary full street closures along Tancahua Street from Coopers Alley to Kinney Street. Work at this location is expected to last several weeks.
Coastal Bend Heart Walk
The American Heart Association will hold its annual Coastal Bend Heart Walk on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. October 1, 2022.
The walk starts at Whataburger Field Box Office on Port Avenue, heading east through the Water Gardens to the Seawall. Walkers will then continue south on the Seawall to Schatzell Street, turning west and walking on Schatzell Street to Chaparral Street. Arriving at Chaparral Street, walkers turn north and walk back towards Port Avenue, where they turn west and walk back to the start/finish line.
The public should expect to see NO PARKING signage in place by 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30. Enforcement of these parking restrictions will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1. Traffic Control implementation will start at 5:00 a.m. with the temporary closure of Port Avenue from Sam Rankin Street to Tancahua Street. Other temporary street closures by 7:30 a.m. include Schatzell Street from Shoreline Boulevard to Chaparral Street and Chaparral Street from Schatzell Street to Hirsh Street. Side streets along the route will be open to traffic and controlled by the Police Department. Access to the T-Heads will be maintained at all times during the event. Temporary street closures will progressively open as walkers finish the route. Motorists should expect delays if they travel in the area early Saturday morning.
- Corpus Christi Street Information – www.cctexas.com/streetinfo
- DriveTexasTM – www.drivetexas.org
- Harbor Bridge Project – www.harborbridgeproject.com/traffic-updates/road-lane-closures/