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TxDOT working on new start date for JFK Causeway maintenance

Start of JFK Causeway maintenance project delayed again
Posted at 6:10 AM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 18:45:48-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE:
TxDOT released a statement at 4:33 p.m. on Dec. 1 saying,

"The delay in beginning the maintenance project on the JFK Causeway bridge has been due to the inability to acquire the material necessary to safely set up the new traffic pattern on the bridge.

“The Texas Department of Transportation is working with the contractor to establish a new start date. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

Work that was scheduled to happen Wednesday morning along the JFK Causeway has been rescheduled again.

The Texas Department of Transportation said on Tuesday that work was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Monday night. But this morning, a sign has been put up on the bridge saying it's now scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Thursday.

TxDOT contractors will start by setting up barriers when the project does begin.

Then, traffic will be shifted to the two outside lanes on the bridge. That will be in effect until June 1 of next year with a temporary opening during the Beach to Bay Marathon on May 21.

During Phase II of the project, all four lanes will be open from June 1 through Nov. 30 during hurricane season in case of evacuation.

And in the final phase, the traffic pattern will be returned to two lane closures from December 2022 through the completion of the project in the spring of 2023.

To avoid traffic backups, you can take Texas State Highway 361 or Park Road 22.