Barricades Removed Along North Side of SPID from Staples Street to Nile Drive

Traffic Controls Still in Place

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX- Lane closures have been in place along South Padre Island Drive and feeder roads between Staples Street and Nile Drive since January 25 to perform utility repairs. All utility repairs were completed on January 27.

Crews began making emergency repairs to a waterline on Wednesday morning along the north side of SPID between Clare Drive and Prince Drive. Since the waterline crossed SPID, repairs were made along the south side of the highway. Those repairs began Thursday afternoon and required work within the eastbound on-ramp between Airline Road and Nile Drive.

City contractors removed barricades on the north side of the highway this morning, although some traffic controls remain in place.

Traffic controls still in place are as follows:

  • Eastbound through traffic along the feeder road is reduced to one lane at the signalized intersection of Airline Road and SPID.  
  • The eastbound on-ramp between Airline Road and Nile Drive is closed.
  • Traffic is reduced to a single lane from Airline Road to Hanley Drive along the eastbound feeder road.

Access is provided to all businesses in the area.

Safety is a top priority, so motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid delays, remain aware of the work zone, and follow posted signs.

For more information, media representatives may contact Senior Public Information Officer Richard Vargas at 361-826-3420 or by email at