The Ennis Joslin extension, just off of SPID, is set to open in mid-May. For homeowners and residents in the area, it’s been a long time coming.
Braselton Homes is one of the up-and-coming subdivisions nearby. Bart Braselton, the Vice President of the subdivision, says it’s a project many in the neighborhood have been looking forward to.
"This five-lane access is going to completely help re-define the area," Braselton said. "We’ve been looking forward to it for a long time, for several years now."
The new five-lane road is part of a 2014 bond proposition. New sidewalks, utilities and street lights are just a few features for the project that is expected to impact a large community.??
Braselton says home sales in the area in 2018 have increased greatly. He believes that’s partly due to the extension of Ennis Joslin being a big selling factor for potential buyers.
"Good access, good roads are a key factor in where people decide to live," Braselton said. "So seeing a five lane road coming in nearby. It’s a wonderful addition to the area."
Daniel Davila moved into the neighborhood just over a year ago. He says the added convenience of a faster route to SPID is a plus.
Ennis Joslin is just another option to get there [SPID]," Davila said. "And because it’s bigger and has two lanes, I think that’s going to be helpful."
The City of Corpus Christi says the grand opening for the Ennis Joslin extension is in mid-may. That is when the road will be open to the public.