SOUTH STAPLES STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The purpose of this project is to reconstruct one of the City’s most highly traveled streets. South Staples Street has become one of the major connectors from South Padre Island Drive to the rapidly growing Southside area. The increased development has multiplied traffic volumes on this section of South Staples Street and resulted in pavement deterioration and poor ride quality. South Staples Street is a five-lane roadway including two travel lanes in each direction and a continuous two-way left turn lane. The City will reconstruct the roadway from Williams to Saratoga in the same basic configuration. Concrete was selected as the preferred pavement treatment due to a 30-year life cycle cost analysis which concluded concrete as the better value.
This project is scheduled to begin in late March/early April 2012 and be completed in fall 2013. Work will begin in the Williams area.
If you have a question about this project, you may contact the City’s Engineering Department at (361) 826-3500 or email email@example.com
SOUTH STAPLES STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE #29
POSTED: August 9, 2013
The South Staples Reconstruction Project (Williams Drive to Saratoga Blvd.) is complete. All 24 phases of the project have been completed. Construction barrels have been removed, traffic signals have been modified and all turn restrictions have been lifted. Lane striping is also complete in the project area.
In the next few weeks, bicycle lane symbols and permanent signage will be installed and the lanes between Williams and SPID will be restriped. This work may require temporary traffic controls.
The project was completed early in terms of the original schedule and the updated ones that allowed for rain delays and outside utility repair delays.