In January 2018, TxDOT initiated construction of improvements to enhance safety and increase mobility along SH 358 (South Padre Island Drive) in Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces County). The four-year project consists of multiple phases and is located along SH 358 from just north of Leopard Street to just east of Flour Bluff Drive.
This 15-mile project includes the following improvements to address safety and mobility:
Project Phasing and Current Activities
The project is being constructed in ten phases, and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2021. Phase 1 activities began in January 2018 and are scheduled to be complete by August 2018. Some Phase 2 activities began in March 2018, with the most significant Phase 2 work scheduled to begin this summer and last until April 2019.
The following activities are planned for Summer 2018:
SH 358 Mainlanes and Eastbound Frontage Road
Traffic Signal Upgrades
Traffic signal work will continue at various intersections along the SH 358 corridor through the summer and into the fall. This work will primarily occur weekdays between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Information about future phases is available on the Project Fact Sheet and will be updated on this webpage as construction progresses.
During project construction, drivers on SH 358 in Corpus Christi could potentially experience delays due to temporary closures of the highway mainlanes, eastbound frontage road lanes, and intersections underneath the mainlanes. Most closures will take place during off-peak hours, typically between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., though the times and days may vary. The speed limit within the construction zone from Ayers Street to Nile Road is reduced to 55 miles per hour on the mainlanes and 40 miles per hour on the eastbound frontage road.
Please monitor electronic message signs near the construction site for daily updates, as well as Drive Texas and the Corpus Christi District's Twitter feed. Weekly traffic updates are also emailed to subscribers of the project mailing list. Sign up to receive these updates here.
SH 358 Project Information Line: (361) 857-3084
TxDOT Corpus Christi District
1701 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416