New one-way streets in Corpus Christi

The City Bond project was born after decades of confusion and frustration from drivers trying to find their way around downtown.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Traveling downtown Corpus Christi is now much easier with five streets converted from one-way traffic to two-way traffic.

The City Bond project was born after decades of confusion and frustration from drivers trying to find their way around downtown.

“The problem was that they would find a parking space, but they would have a distance to walk. Now everything will be easier so that they can park across the street. They can go,” she said

Santos Garcia is the general manager of La Playa By The Bay restaurant in downtown Corpus Christi.
As of this week, five blocks downtown with one-way streets connecting Shoreline to Water Street have been part of the story.

Garcia says, “It will improve the flow. It will reduce the confusion. People will know exactly where they are going. And that will help the business big time.”

For decades, the one-way streets of Starr, Peoples, John Sartain, Lomax, and Schatzell have been a navigation problem for both local residents and tourists.
Only 3 years ago the residents could vote on a change.

“It was first identified on a list of projects in 2018 when we asked the community what improvements we could make to the downtown area to make it more accessible and improve your experience. This was high on that list.” That’s what Alyssa Barrera-Mason, director of the Downtown Management District says.

The $ 400,000 project was funded by the Type A board and includes new traffic signals, an asphalt overlay, new signage and lane markings.

For Santos Garcia, customers have already commented on the change in the last few nights. “It takes off the confusion part. You get around a lot easier and that will help.”

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