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May 14, 2014 6:11 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Padre Island-Port Aransas Development Calls for Infrastructure Changes

CORPUS CHRISTI - Some big changes are coming to the Island and Port Aransas.

You know about some of them, like Schlitterbahn, but there are others you saymight not, including a new resort.

The Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club will open in August.

It'll have a restaurant, custom homes, a pool complex, beach access, and an Arnold Palmer signature golf course.

So, with this resort coming, with Schlitterbahn coming, and plenty of other development springing up, TxDot is going to make some big infrastructure changes to head off traffic concerns at the pass.

"A lot of industry and development is coming into play. We're trying to stay out in front of those," TxDot Regional Engineer Lonnie Gregorcyk says.

The State is going to widen Hwy 361, adding a passing lane down the middle.

TxDot is also going to widen Park Rd. 22, where it meets the turn off for the Schlitterbahn site.

The Hwy 361 project will take some time as the State continues to gather funding.

The Park Rd. 22 project will be done by the end of the month.

Schlitterbahn is set to open this summer, as is the Palmilla Resort.

The golf course and Black Marlin Grill are actually open now if you at home want to go check it out.


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