City Street Closures for Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration

The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering Office advises residents of the following street closures for the July 4th scheduled activities:

Artwalk/Kids Zone: Beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 4th, no parking will be allowed on Upper Broadway between Antelope and Leopard streets, Lower Broadway between Peoples and Starr streets and Peoples Street between Lower Broadway and Mesquite Street. Starting at 2:00 p.m. Peoples Street will be closed to traffic between Upper Broadway and Mesquite Street and will remain closed until after the firework display.

July 4th Parade: Beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 4th, no parking will be allowed on northbound Shoreline Boulevard between Coopers Alley and Resaca Street. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. the following street closures and traffic control plan will be implemented:

IH-37: IH-37 will be reduced to one lane between Chaparral Street and Water Street and traffic will detour onto southbound Water Street. IH-37 will be closed to traffic from Water Street to Shoreline Boulevard.

Northbound Shoreline Boulevard: Northbound Shoreline Boulevard will be reduced to one lane between Lawrence Street and Starr Street and traffic will detour onto Water Street. Motorists driving in the right lane at the Peoples Street intersection must turn right onto the Peoples Street T-Head.

Southbound Shoreline Boulevard: Southbound Shoreline Boulevard will be closed to traffic from Reseca Street to Starr Street. All cross street intersections in that area also will be closed and there will be no access to Shoreline Boulevard.

Lawrence Street: Lawrence Street between Water Street and northbound Shoreline Boulevard will remain the same with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction. 2

The traffic control plan for the July 4th Parade will remain in place until after the parade is completed.

July 4th Fireworks Celebration: Exiting onto North Beach will remain the same. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. traffic control signs and barricades will be setup for the July 4th Firework display. Immediately following the fireworks, motorists will follow the detours to exit North Beach. Drivers will detour either through Burleson Street to the causeway to Portland where they will make the turnaround back to Corpus Christi, or through the Joe Fulton Corridor where they can exit to Annaville or turn onto the US 181 overpass to Portland.

All streets north of IH-37 and east of US 181 will be closed to traffic except for Chaparral Street, Tancahua Street and Reseca Street. Drivers exiting the American Bank Center or Heritage Park will detour onto Chaparral Street, then on Belden Street to Tancahua Street.

There will be police officers directing traffic and motorists should expect delays. For more information, please contact Traffic Engineering at (361) 826-3547.


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