Traffic Alert: Emergency Closure – Traffic Signal Knockdown

Ocean Drive and Airline Road

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi Public Works Department would like to advise motorists of an emergency traffic signal outage at Ocean Drive and the Airline Road intersection, causing temporary lane closures in the area. The signal was knocked down due to an early morning traffic accident and is expected to continue until a temporary signal is installed. 

Traffic Changes & Closures Include: 

  • Airline Road, in the eastbound direction, will be closed to thru traffic at Gaines Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to turn left into Gaines Street and then turn right into Robert Drive to access Ocean Drive. Local access will be provided to residents along Airline Road between Gaines Street and Ocean Drive.
  • Ocean Drive, in the northbound direction, left-turn lane will be closed at Airline Road. Northbound thru traffic can continue free-flow through the intersection. Left turn traffic will be detoured to use the traffic signal at Robert Drive, and then turn left into Gaines Street to access Airline Road.
  • Ocean Drive, in the southbound direction, can continue with free-flow right turn and thru movements through the intersection.

Safety is a top priority, so motorists are reminded to be aware of the work zone, follow the posted detour signs, or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

Media representatives needing additional information may contact Makensie Oubre, Sr. Public Information Officer at (361) 826-3420 or by email at