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JFK Bridge construction set to enter final phase on Dec. 1

Sunset over the JFK Causeway - Photo By: FB Coastal Bend Weather Watcher Marvin Orellana
Posted at 9:40 AM, Nov 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 08:29:55-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The $9 million maintenance project on the JFK Causeway bridge is scheduled to begin its final phase on Dec. 1, according to a press release from TxDOT.

Completion of the project is scheduled to be before Spring Break 2023.

During this final phase, the work zone and closures will be along the eastbound lanes on the south side of the bridge, typically used for traffic traveling from Flour Bluff onto Padre Island.

"Motorists will shift to the westbound lanes on the north side of the bridge. The north side of the bridge is generally used by motorists heading westward from Padre Island to Flour Bluff," said city officials.

Steel barriers will be moved to separate the lanes and an additional barrier will separate the eastbound lane from the work zone on the south side of the bridge.

Crews will perform work overnight to set up a new traffic pattern and should be completed by Dec. 9.

"The speed limit for the project area will be reduced to 50 mph, so motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time," said officials.

The JKF Causeway bridge project is expected to maximize the life of the bridge with focus on the main span including substructure, superstructure and railing.