UPDATE: Street Closures Planned for the Mayor’s Big Bang Fireworks Celebration

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX—The City of Corpus Christi advises residents and motorists that beginning at 7:30 am on Sunday, July 4, various street closures will be in place for the Mayor’s 44th annual Fourth of July Big Bang Fireworks Celebration.

Downtown Area:

  • North Shoreline Boulevard between Power Street and Coopers Alley will be closed.
  • South Shoreline Boulevard between IH-37 and John Sartain Street will be closed.
    • South Shoreline Boulevard is reduced to one lane between Power Street and IH-37.
  • Northbound Water Street is reduced to one lane between Coopers Alley and Lomax Street.
  • Eastbound IH-37 between Water Street and South Shoreline Boulevard will be closed.
  • Access to establishments fronting Shoreline Boulevard will be maintained via Water Street.
  • Existing ONE-WAY streets will be temporarily converted to TWO-WAY traffic flow for the duration of the closure.
  • Access to the T-Heads will be maintained via Water Street.
  • There will be parking restrictions at various locations where “NO PARKING SPECIAL EVENT” signage is posted.

North Beach Area:

  • The NB (north-bound) Hwy 181 Burleson St. exit into North Beach will be closed at 7:00 pm or as directed by the Corpus Christi Police Department
  • The SB (south-bound) Hwy 181 exit into North Beach will not be closed.

Parking near the event and along surrounding streets will either be prohibited or limited to provide a safe pedestrian environment for patrons. The public should expect to see NO PARKING signage in place by 7:30 am on Saturday, July 3. Enforcement of these parking restrictions will begin at 7:30 am on Sunday, July 4.

The public is encouraged to use the free RTA Park and Ride service. The pickup site will be the City Hall parking lot, and the drop-off site will be at Water Street between Lomax Street and John Sartain Street. The hours of operation are from 11:30 am until 30 minutes after the fireworks show.

“Public Safety is of the utmost importance as we come together to celebrate our nation’s birthday. This Fourth of July, I encourage everyone to enjoy the weekend’s festivities using free RTA shuttles and appreciate everyone’s patience as we route traffic for safety,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo.