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Council hears report on $11 million Ayers Street construction project

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 14:12:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A stretch of Ayers Street is in line for some major improvements.

Today, the city council is scheduled to hear a presentation on the $11 million project, and it's expected they'll give preliminary approval.

It is expected to make Ayers safer for drivers and pedestrians. And if you’ve ever driven between SPID and Gollihard, you know how badly these improvements are needed.

Among the improvements proposed include widening the road from four lanes to five and to include a left turn lane.

There will also be new ADA-compliant sidewalks, extending to the RTA Transfer Station at Port Avenue.

In 2013, a 17-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle as he walked along Ayers.

Then in 2017, a woman who was also walking along Ayers was hit and killed.

Both of those accidents happened in areas with no sidewalk.

Voters approved the Ayers Street project as part of the 2014 bond.