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Final phase of Airline Rd. construction begins Wednesday

All traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes during this phase of construction.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The final phase of construction on Airline Road between South Padre Island Drive (SPID) and McArdle Road is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 15. 

All traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes during this phase of construction. Airline Road will be reduced to one lane, in each direction, within the construction limits. Access to local businesses will be maintained during construction. Drivers and pedestrians should also expect the following traffic changes: 

  • Left turns from northbound Airline Road onto McArdle Road are restricted at the intersection.
  • The northbound right lane will be closed at the intersection of Airline Road and the eastbound South Padre Island Drive (SPID) frontage road. Thru traffic will be merged into a single lane. The left-turn lane and exclusive right-turn lane at the SPID frontage road intersection will remain open.
  • The southbound right lane will be closed at the intersection of Airline Road and McArdle Road. Thru traffic will be merged into a single lane. The left-turn lane at the McArdle Road intersection will remain open. Motorists will still be allowed to turn right (westbound) onto McArdle Road at the intersection.
  • The right lane along McArdle Road (eastbound direction) will be closed at the intersection of Airline Road and McArdle Road. Thru traffic will be merged into a single lane. The left-turn lane will remain open.
  • The shared left/thru lane along the South Padre Island Drive (SPID) frontage road (eastbound direction) will be closed at the intersection of Airline Road. Thru traffic will be merged into the shared thru/right lane.
  • Driveway openings are provided for business access within the project limits. Access is limited to right-in/right-out only.
  • Sidewalks will be closed along the west side of Airline Road between McArdle Road and SPID.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, use caution throughout the work zone, and use alternate routes to avoid delays.

Credit: City of Corpus Christi