Corpus Christi approves contract to repair streets in the neighborhood

The council approved a $ 6.1 million construction contract that will focus on 15 streets across the city.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A program that aims to repair some of the city’s worst residential streets has a few more streets on the list.

This week, members of Corpus Christi City Council approved a construction contract to repair several streets in the neighborhood that have long been problematic spots.

They are described as the worst of the worst streets like Landsdown Drive on Gollihar Road.

This road was full of potholes.

“We have 400 miles of residential streets like Landsdown that need repair,” said Councilor Greg Smith.

Smith represents District 4 and, like other council members, listens to complaints continuously. He said the repair is still a top priority, but it will take time.

This is where the program to rebuild the city’s residential street helps.

The council approved a $ 6.1 million construction contract that will focus on 15 streets across the city.

“We currently spend about $ 70 million a year on roads. This is one of many contracts,” said Smith.

  • Mountain View Drive: Leopard Street to Chamizal Street
  • Nida Drive: Leopard Street to Heizer Drive
  • Heizer Drive: Veda Drive into the cul-de-sac
  • Golden Gate Circle Street: Old Brownsville Road to the cul-de-sac
  • South Country Club Place: On River Road to IH 37
  • Sullivan Street: Eklund Avenue to the cul-de-sac
  • Green Lane Drive: Green Tree Drive to the cul-de-sac
  • Green Leaf Drive: Green Tree Drive to the dead end
  • Langton Avenue: Darcey Circle to Dryer Circle
  • Dryer Circle: Riverton Drive to Langton Avenue
  • Riverton Drive: Dryer Circle to Archdale Drive
  • Lansdown Drive: Harry Street to Gollihar Road
  • Angelo Drive: Santa Fe Street to Beverly Drive
  • Rossiter Street: Ocean Drive to San Antonio Street
  • Beverly Drive: Angelo Drive to Santa Fe Street

The streets are located in districts 1, 3 and 4.

“The city analyzes all the streets, we examine the condition of the pavement, how much traffic, how close it is to a school,” said Smith.

“The difficulty we’ve had for a few years has been that we only work on the good roads. We really have a terrible road and you see work on a road on a road that looks like it is fine. They are like why fix this road, “said Jeff Edmonds.

Edmonds is the director of engineering services for the city.

He stated that these terrible roads need more money to be repaired. The Residential Street Rebuild program is not funded by the street maintenance fee that is on your utility bill. This money helps prevent good roads from getting worse.

More than a quick fix, however, this program is a complete rebuild.

This project will be financed from funds for the 2021 financial year, which will be provided from the funds for the reconstruction of residential streets, rainwater, sewage and gas capital.

“So it has to be a little more intensive than the road prevention program,” said Edmonds.

The program includes some additional repairs to the sidewalk, ADA ramps, strips and lane markings.

The project is expected to last 17 months. Construction will begin in April 2021. For the latest information on the RSRP project, please visit https://rsrp.cctexas.com/.

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