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Major Ayers Street road construction work set to begin

Posted at 12:12 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 01:25:37-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Some major construction work is about to get underway along Ayers street.

The work will improve sidewalks and traffic according to Corpus Christi city workers.

Engineering services held a public meeting at Fannin Elementary school to discuss the improvements, which will span from S.P.I.D. to Gollihar Road.

Work will include the reconstruction and widening of the existing four-lane roadway to five lanes with a turn lane.

Other additions will be American Disabilities Act compliant ramps and ADA sidewalks to be extended to the Regional Transportation Authority Port Ayers transit station.

Jeff Edmonds, the Director of Engineering Services, said, "Right now with all the businesses and the driveways there is a significant amount of left-turning traffic. It's currently interfering with the thru traffic movement. With a center turn lane, those left-turning vehicles can get out of the thru lanes. So it's greatly going to increase the capacity and safety of the roadway."

Other enhancements will include storm drainage and minor utility work.

The work is expected to begin within the next 30 days.