CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With the return to school for Flour Bluff ISD approaching on Friday, parents and students in the area are planning their school routes around some nearby construction that could lengthen their commutes.
That construction project is taking place on Laguna Shores Road from Hustlin' Hornet Drive to Caribbean Drive. Construction in the area began in October 2020 and crews are working on Segment Two. There are three segments to this construction project.
Officials say the closure is needed to complete a new water line installation under the Beasley Channel. While this project is taking place, only people who live on Beasley Road will be allowed into the intersection.
"The project has been going on a while so I think residents and motorists are very familiar with the area and with school starting slow down and pay attention to the posted signage," said Melanie Lowry, senior public information officer for the city's engineering services department.
Some detour routes you can take to go around Laguna Shores is by taking Waldron Street onto Hustlin' Hornet Drive or you can take Waldron Street to Glenoak Drive to Jamaica Street to get to Caribbean Drive.
This construction project is scheduled to continue for more than year.