Harbor Bridge Replacement Project Moves Forward Project Partners
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed construction of the US 181 Harbor Bridge Project improvements in Nueces County, Texas. With the ROD signed by the Federal Highway Administration on January 8, 2016, TxDOT may now begin the final design and construction of the project.The project limits include: US 181 at Beach Avenue on the north; Crosstown Expressway at Morgan Avenue on the south; I-37 and Up River Road on the west; and I-37 and Shoreline Boulevard on the east.
The project would replace the existing Harbor Bridge and reconstruct portions of US 181, I-37 and the Crosstown Expressway. The improvements would consist of constructing a six-lane controlled-access facility within a right-of-way width that varies between 200-430 feet, three lanes in each direction with a median barrier, shoulders and a bicycle and pedestrian shared-use path on the main span of the bridge and approaches.
The ROD identifies the Recommended Alternative as the selected alternative for construction of the US 181 Harbor Bridge Project. It also presents the basis for the decision, summarizes the mitigation measures that will be incorporated into the project, and summarizes the responses to comments received on the Final Environmental Impact Statement.