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Drone testing will impact downtown traffic starting Monday

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Posted at 4:45 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 05:46:00-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Beginning Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 23, several streets in Corpus Christi will be temporarily closed or restricted for drone testing by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation.

The tests will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Here is a schedule and more information on the areas that will be affected by the testing.

Monday, August 12: Occasional diversions in the area of S. Tancahua Street and Kinney Street, near N. Upper Broadway and Lipan Street. Traffic will be occasionally restricted from N. Shoreline Boulevard and Palo Alto Street, near N. Chaparral Street and Hirsh Street.

Tuesday, August 13: Temporary traffic interruptions near N. Shoreline Boulevard and William Street to N. Shoreline Boulevard and Peoples Street. Lawrence Street traffic at the T-Head will also be temporarily interrupted.

Wednesday, August 14: Cole Park will be temporarily closed.

Thursday, August 15: Temporary traffic interruptions near N. Shoreline Boulevard and William Street to N. Shoreline Boulevard and Peoples Street. Lawrence Street traffic at the T-Head will be temporarily interrupted. The Watergarden will be temporarily closed.

Friday, August 16: Occasional traffic diversions in the area of S. Tancahua Street and Kinney Street, near N. Upper Broadway and Lipan Street. Traffic will be occasionally restricted in the areas of N. Shoreline Boulevard and Palo Alto Street, near N. Chaparral Street and Hirsh Street. Cole Park will be temporarily closed.

Monday, August 19: Temporary traffic interruptions near N. Shoreline Boulevard and William Street to N. Shoreline Boulevard and Peoples Street. Lawrence Street traffic at the T-Head will be temporarily interrupted. The Watergarden will be temporarily closed.

Tuesday, August 20: Occasional traffic diversions in the area of S. Tancahua Street and Kinney Street, near N. Upper Broadway and Lipan Street. Traffic will be occasionally restricted from the areas of N. Shoreline Boulevard and Palo Alto Street, near N. Chaparral Street and Hirsh Street.

Wednesday, August 21: Cole Park will be temporarily closed.

Thursday, August 22: Temporary traffic interruptions near N. Shoreline Boulevard and William Street, to N. Shoreline Boulevard and Peoples Street. There will be temporary traffic interruptions along Lawrence Street at the T-Head.

Friday, August 23: Occasional traffic diversions in the area of S. Tancahua Street and Kinney Street, near N. Upper Broadway and Lipan Street. Traffic will be occasionally restricted from the areas of N. Shoreline Boulevard and Palo Alto Street, near N. Chaparral Street and Hirsh Street. Cole Park will be closed temporarily.

For more information about the drone testing, visit https://lsuasc.tamucc.edu/ [lsuasc.tamucc.edu].

For more information about temporary closures, please contact Traffic Engineering at 826-3547.