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Ferry construction begins today

Posted at 4:35 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 17:35:54-04

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin an 18-month project to create ferry stacking lanes today.

The project is estimated to unravel in three phases and have a price tag of $9 million.

The first phase consists of setting up traffic control devices on Harbor Island, and expanding existing stacking lanes and park-and-ride facilities. The latter will have parking for two rows of parking after the project is over.

The second phase will shift over to the Port Aransas side to begin prep work on stacking lanes there. They are designed to store about 250 vehicles.

The last phase will be the actual construction of the stacking lanes, to be located between the ferry operations building and SH 361 aka Cut-Off Road. The stacking lanes will prevent vehicles from spilling onto Port Aransas streets and Hwy. 361.