TxDOT is advising the public of the availability of the record of decision (ROD) for the proposed construction of the US 181 Harbor Bridge project in Nueces County, Texas. The project limits include:  US 181 at Beach Avenue on the north; Crosstown Expressway at Morgan Avenue on the south; I-37 and Up River Road on the west; and I-37 and Shoreline Boulevard on the east.


The project would replace the existing Harbor Bridge and reconstruct portions of US 181, I-37 and the Crosstown Expressway. The improvements would consist of constructing a six-lane controlled-access facility within a right-of-way width that varies between 200-430 feet, three lanes in each direction with a median barrier, shoulders and a bicycle and pedestrian shared-use path on the main span of the bridge and approaches.

The ROD identifies the recommended alternative as the selected alternative for construction of the US 181 Harbor Bridge Project. It presents the basis for the decision, summarizes the mitigation measures that will be incorporated into the project and summarizes the responses to comments received on the FEIS. It also describes the voluntary resolution agreement between the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT that is the response to a complaint filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 concerning the project.

A digital version of the ROD may be downloaded from the project website. Paper copies of the ROD and other information about the project may be requested from:

TxDOT Corpus Christi District Office
1701 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416


TxDOT Environmental Affairs Division
118 E. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Paper copies may be obtained at the requester’s expense.  Submit requests in writing to:

TxDOT Corpus Christi District Office
Environmental Specialist
1701 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

Or call (361) 808-2376.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.


TxDOT Corpus Christi District
(361) 808-2300