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Next Phase in Staples Street Construction Begins

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

It's hard to believe, but drivers in Corpus Christi have had to put up with the construction work being done on Staples Street for a year now.

It has caused headaches for many, but it seems like drivers could soon see some completion.

Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live from Staples Street with more.

It's still a mess out there in that busy traffic area, but the City said that just this Sunday, contractors have started phase nine of the project.

This means that, at the intersection of Holly and Staples, you can turn left if you are going northbound on Holly, but if you are going southbound on Holly toward Saratoga, you will not be allowed to turn left onto Holly; and this will cause more headaches for drivers.

"I avoid it for as long as I can, but then I zip around and find some kind of back street to get in," said Daryl Tanner, a local driver.

The phase just started on Sunday, and should be finished in six-eight weeks. They are hoping that, by the end of March, Staples between Holly and Williams should be completed, with all four lanes open to traffic; great news for drivers and businesses on Staples.

"We have just been getting real good feedback on the work that's been done, and what the contractor has done," City Engineer Dan Biles said.

The City hopes to have the entire project completed by August of this year.