TxDOT to Enter Final Phase of JFK Bridge Project
Lane Closures Begin on December 1
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) JFK Causeway Bridge maintenance project will enter its final phase on December 1.
During this final phase, the work zone and closures will be along the eastbound lanes on the south side of the bridge, typically used for traffic traveling from Flour Bluff onto Padre Island.
Motorists will shift to the westbound lanes on the north side of the bridge. The north side of the bridge is generally used by motorists heading westward from Padre Island to Flour Bluff.
During the initial portion of this phase, a TxDOT contractor will be performing nighttime work to establish the new traffic pattern. The work will include installing pavement markings to separate the single eastbound and westbound travel lanes on the north side of the bridge.
Temporary steel barriers will be installed to separate the two travel lanes and the eastbound travel lane from the work zone on the south side of the bridge.
Work associated with setting up the new traffic pattern will be done at night and have an expected completion date of December 9.
The speed limit for the project area will be reduced to 50 mph, so motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time.
TxDOT officials estimate restoration of normal traffic patterns before Spring Break 2023.
For more information, contact Rickey.Dailey@TxDOT.gov or (361) 808-2544.