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

Carroll Lane – Holly Road to Dead End

On July 5, a contractor for the City began Carroll Lane construction for Phases 1A and 1B of the project. During these concurrent phases, Carroll Lane will be completely closed off from Crestdale Drive to the dead end southbound on the northwest lane and completely closed off from Crestbook Court to the dead end southbound on the southwest lane. During these closures, the contractor will also work on the water lines along the eastbound side of the north lane and the westbound side of the south lane. Traffic will remain two-way on both lanes.

Gollihar Road - Bernandino Street to Prescott Street

A contractor for the City will begin temporary road closures on Gollihar Road from Bernandino Street to Greenwood. The work will continue for several months.

Hearn Road – Callicoatte Road- to the Dead End

A contractor for the City will temporarily close Hearn Road from Callicoatte Road to the Dead End beginning on May 30.

Jackfish Avenue – Park Road 22 to Aquarius Street

Starting Tuesday, September 19, Jackfish Avenue will be closed on the south lane from Park Road 22 South Access to Aquarius Street. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane one-way traffic going northwest-bound.

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 between Compass Street and Cruiser Street. 

Park Road 22 South Access – Jackfish Avenue to Commodores Drive

Starting September 19, the intersection opening across from Elbow Cay Court on Park Road 22 South Access will be closed for two weeks. Park Road 22 South Access will continue to be closed for construction on the east side (northbound lane) between Jackfish Avenue and Commodores Drive. Motorists are to travel on the west side of the roadway in a single southbound lane. Motorists needing to access Elbow Cay Court will be redirected to the Jackfish Avenue entrance.

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

Construction on Staples Street has moved to the next phase. Traffic has shifted to the east side onto the newly constructed roadway. Traffic will continue to travel in one lane in each direction. The center-turn lane will continue to be closed during this phase of construction. 

South Staples Street – Saratoga Boulevard to Williams (CSIP)

The contractor is performing maintenance on South Staples Street from Saratoga Boulevard to Williams Drive as part of the City's Concrete Streets Improvement Project. 

Construction will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The contractor will conduct daily single-lane closures along South Staples Street, beginning at the Williams Drive intersection, and work southward towards Saratoga Boulevard. Intersections along the construction path may experience daily short-term closures or restrictions. Two-way traffic will remain open for motorists throughout construction.

Construction duration for this project is expected to last two months, weather permitting.

Wildcat Drive – Northwest Boulevard to Teague Lane (Bond 2020)

In Phase 3 of the Wildcat Drive project, Wildcat Drive will cut off at the driveway of the Calallen ISD Administration Building, Teague Lane will cut off at Catfish Drive, and River Canyon will be closed at the last driveway.

CITY PERMITTED CLOSURES

Alameda Street – at Texan Trail Intersection

A contractor for AT&T is installing new communication facilities under Alameda Street at the Texan Trail Intersection. Contractors will implement sidewalk closures to create a work zone for construction operations. Signs will be in place to guide pedestrians to use other crossing routes. Work at this location is expected to last one week.

Blanco Road – McNorton Road to Dead End

A contractor for private development is installing a new stormwater line under Blanco Road from the outfall to pass McNorton Road. The proposed construction will be completed in two phases. During phase 1, the contractor will construct a stormwater line from the existing outfall to just short of McNorton Road. The contractor is implementing a temporary full street closure of Blanco Road to perform construction activities. Residents will have access points to enter the work zone to their respective homes.

As construction progresses to phase 2, the contractor will construct a stormwater line through the intersection of Blanco Road and McNorton Road. During this phase, the contractor will implement a temporary full intersection closure to perform construction activities.

Detours will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone. Motorists will have residential access at all times during construction. Construction is expected to last several months.

Blanche Moore Drive – S Padre Island Drive to Willams Drive

A contractor for Spectrum is installing new communication infrastructure along Blanch Moore. Contractors are implementing temporary sidewalk closure along the southbound direction of Blanche Moore Drive. Motorists will have access to businesses at all times during construction. Construction is estimated to last one month.

Caldwell Street – Mexico Street to Brownlee Boulevard (Guerra Underground)

The subcontractor for Flat Iron Dragados is installing a new wastewater line between Mexico Street and Brownlee Boulevard as part of the New Harbor Bridge Utility Relocation Project. Construction is progressing and is now in its final phase. A temporary street closure of Caldwell Street between Mexico Street and Brownlee Boulevard will be in place for the final phase. A temporary intersection closure of Caldwell Street and Mexico Street will be in place as construction progresses to the west. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic around the temporary street closure. Residents will always have access during construction.

Embassy Drive – S Padre Island Drive to Corona Drive

A contractor for a restaurant chain is connecting a fire line to an existing water line along Embassy Drive. To perform construction activities, the contractor is implementing temporary sidewalk closure along the southbound travel lane to excavate the sidewalk and make the connection. A detour will be in place to guide pedestrians around the work zone. Construction is expected to last several weeks.

Hampshire Road – Benys Road to Lantana Street

A contractor for Corpus Christi Independent School District is constructing a header curb, sidewalk, and driveway along Hampshire Road. The contractor will be flagging operations to guide motorists around the work area. Advance warning signs will be in place to advise motorists of the traffic pattern ahead. Construction is expected to last several weeks.

Leeward Drive – St. Bartholomew Avenue to Robla Drive

A contractor for AEP Texas is replacing power lines and poles along Leeward Drive. The contractor will implement daily sidewalk and lane closures to provide a work area for construction. Motorists will have residential access at all times. Construction is expected to last several months.

Leopard Street – Corn Products Road to Southern Minerals Road

A contractor for a private business is working along the north right of way of Leopard Street to connect a new 6-inch waterline to an existing water main. Contractors will not be implementing lane closures for construction. However, advance warning signs will be in place to advise utility work ahead. Construction is expected to last several weeks.

Mesquite Street – Starr Street to Peoples Street

A contractor for Spectrum is installing new underground facilities along Mesquite Street and Peoples Street. The contractor will be implementing sidewalk and parking lane closures to perform construction. Work at this location is expected to last one month. Motorists will have access to businesses at all times.

Ocean Drive – Ennis Joslin Road to Island Boulevard

A contractor will be performing survey operations on the Oso Creek Bridge. Daily temporary lane closures will be implemented as operations progress. Motorists should use caution and expect brief delays when driving through the work zone. The surveying operation is expected to last several weeks.

Port Avenue – Horne Road to Baldwin Boulevard (Clark Pipeline)

The contractor is replacing a 16-inch water main along South Port Avenue from Horne Road to Baldwin Boulevard. Construction has progressed into the next phase. However, Southbound Port Avenue will remain reduced to one lane between Baldwin Boulevard and Tarlton Street, utilizing the center turn lane as the travel lane. Northbound Port Avenue travel lanes will not be affected. In addition, other lane closures along the project limits may occur for lateral waterline installations. Construction at this location is estimated to last several months.

Port Avenue – at Ayers Street Intersection

A demolition contractor for the Regional Transportation Authority is removing the existing bus station and other facilities. The contractor is implementing a temporary shoulder closure and temporary sidewalk closure to safely perform demolition operations. Advance warning signs will advise motorists and pedestrians of the construction ahead. Construction at this location is expected to last several months.

Port Avenue – Agnes Street to Lipan Street

A contractor for Corpus Christi Water Department (CCW) is making utility improvements along Port Avenue. Contractors will reduce traffic to two lanes, one for each direction, along the southbound travel lanes (west side) between Agnes Street and Lipan Street. The intersection at Commanche Street along the west side will be temporarily closed during the construction. Detours will be in place to guide motorists around the temporary closure. Construction is expected to last several months.

Rodd Field Road – Yorktown Boulevard to Mansions Drive

Foremost Communications is installing new aerial fiber optic facilities along Rodd Field Road. The contractor is implementing various daily temporary lane closures on the northbound travel lanes. Side streets intersecting with the work zone may be temporarily closed for a short period while crews run a fiber optic line across. Motorists will have access to businesses at all times during construction. Construction is estimated to last one month.

Shoreline Boulevard – Peoples Street to Taylor Street

A contractor for Spectrum is installing new communication infrastructure along Peoples Street and Shoreline Boulevard. Contractors are implementing temporary sidewalk and parking lane closures along Peoples Street's westbound travel lanes and occupying the grass medians along Shoreline Boulevard. Motorists will have access to businesses at all times during construction. Construction is estimated to last one month.

Surfside Boulevard – Access to Surfside Park

A contractor for the City is demolishing and reconstructing facilities for Surfside Park. The contractor is implementing a temporary full street closure to both access roads, restricting access to the park. Alternate residential access has been established for residents who live beside the park. Construction is expected to last one year.

Third Street – Morgan Avenue to Elizabeth Street

Corpus Christi Water Department (CCW) is making utility improvements along Third Street. The contractor performing construction is implementing a temporary street closure of Third Street between Morgan Avenue and Elizabeth Street.

Detours will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone. Motorists will have business access from Third Street at all times during construction from Santa Fe Street. Motorists will have access to the hospital’s Emergency Entrance at all times from Mogan Avenue. Construction is expected to last several weeks.

Yorktown Boulevard – Cimarron Boulevard to Bichon Drive

A contractor for the City is installing a new waterline in Bill Witt Park. The contractor will implement a lane and sidewalk closure along Yorktown Boulevard to make their connection. Construction is expected to last several days.

Yorktown Boulevard – at Oso Creek Bridge

A contractor will be performing survey operations on the Oso Creek Bridge. Daily temporary lane closures will be implemented as operations progress. There will be brief traffic delays when traffic is reduced to one travel lane for both directions. Flaggers will be present during that time to assist motorists through the work zone. Motorists should be prepared to stop and expect brief delays when driving through the work zone. The surveying operation is expected to last several weeks.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMITTED CLOSURES

ArtWalk – Downtown Corpus Christi

The Downtown Management District is once again hosting its outdoor monthly ArtWalk Event in Downtown Corpus Christi on Friday, October 6, 2023. Temporary full street closures will be implemented on Starr Street, Peoples Street, and Lomax Street, from Mesquite Street to Water Street. Additional temporary street closures will be implemented on Starr Street and Peoples Street between Lower Broadway Street to Mesquite Street. Chaparral Street will also have temporary street closures between Taylor Street and Schatzell Street, Schatzell to Lawernce Street, and from Lawrence Street to John Sartain Street. Street parking will be restricted along and near these areas. Street Closures will be removed the following morning. Please contact the Downtown Management District for more information on the downtown street closure.

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