Welcome to the Harbor Bridge Website

Two Northside Neighborhoods Sustainability Workshops Held in Early 2015

Thanks to those of you who attended the Northside Neighborhoods Sustainability Workshops  on January 29 and February 21, 2015.  Detailed summaries of these meetings including the workshop presentations and a listing of public comments received at the workshops may be found here. 

 Corpus Christi Livability Summit

For information on the results of the Corpus Christi Livability Summit held on October 15, 2014, please visit http://www.corpuschristi-mpo.org/06_cclivabilitysummit.html

Project Background

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Corpus Christi District, is determining whether the Harbor Bridge, which spans the Corpus Christi Ship Channel at U.S. 181, should be replaced. A Feasibility Study completed by TxDOT in 2003 concluded that U.S. 181 and the Harbor Bridge must be improved to maintain a safe and efficient transportation corridor.

With substantial public input, TxDOT is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates several potential alignments for a new bridge, as well as a “no-build” scenario (leaving the current bridge in place).

What are the project limits?
The project limits (where construction would eventually take place),  extend approximately 2.3 miles along US 181, approximately 0.7 miles along the Crosstown Expressway and approximately 2.5 miles along I-37, and 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 is being developed under Section 6002 of Public Law 109-59, “Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users,” (SAFETEA-LU), enacted on August 10, 2005. SAFETEA-LU implemented the development of a Coordination Plan for all projects for which an environmental impact statement (EIS) is prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.

The purpose of the SAFETEA-LU, Section 6002 Coordination Plan is to facilitate and document the lead agencies’ structured interaction with the public and agencies, and to inform the public and agencies of how the Coordination Plan will be coordinated and revised. The Coordination Plan will promote an efficient and streamlined process, and good project management through coordination, scheduling, and early resolution of issues as well as to encourage public and agency participation in and comment on the environmental review process for the Harbor Bridge Project. This Coordination Plan will be updated following each step of the NEPA process to describe the development of the EIS and public involvement processes.

Why this website? 
We need your ideas and suggestions as we work through the EIS process for Harbor Bridge. This website helps us communicate and collaborate with you as the project proceeds.

Visit this web site often to learn about project developments as they occur, and to submit your comments and questions during the entire process.