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Weber offramp is now the focus of TxDOT ramp reversal effort

Get ready for more closures on state Highway 358 in Corpus Christi over the next few weeks.

Motorists who routinely travel on the highway, commonly known as South Padre Island Drive, likely have become accustomed to seeing barriers and orange cones at key off ramps the last two years, particularly at night.

Things will be no different for quite a while. Especially around Weber Road.

The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday issued list of road closures that it says are necessary to carry out the next stages of work on its $49.9 million ramp reversal project.

SH 358 Eastbound Weber Entrance Ramp

The existing eastbound Weber Road entrance ramp will be closed until a new entrance ramp opens in early summer 2021. Drivers needing to enter the eastbound mainlanes from Weber may use the following detours:

  • Northbound and southbound drivers on Weber may take the westbound frontage road to Kostoryz Road, use the turnaround, and enter the eastbound mainlanes using the Kostoryz entrance ramp.
  • Drivers on the eastbound frontage road wishing to enter the eastbound mainlanes may use the Weber turnaround, take the westbound frontage road to Kostoryz, and enter the eastbound mainlanes using the Kostoryz entrance ramp.

A single lane closure will occur on the SH 358 eastbound frontage road between Weber and Everhart Road until the new eastbound Weber entrance ramp opens. Driveway access to all businesses and properties will remain open at all times.

SH 358 Eastbound Frontage Road

  • Daytime and nighttime single-lane closures will continue on the eastbound frontage road at various locations between Ayers Street and Airline Road. Driveway access to all businesses and properties will remain open at all times.

SH 358 Turnarounds

  • The SH 358 eastbound-to-westbound frontage road turnarounds at Staples will have intermittent daytime and nighttime closures as needed for overpass widening work. Drivers may instead make left turns at the intersection which will remain open.
  • The SH 358 westbound-to-eastbound frontage road turnaround at Weber will have intermittent daytime and nighttime closures as needed for overpass widening work. Drivers may instead make left turns at the intersection which will remain open.
  • Until further notice: The SH 358 westbound-to-eastbound frontage road turnaround at Staples will remain closed daily and nightly for overpass widening work. Drivers may instead make left turns at the intersection which will remain open.

The work is all part of the transportation department’s ramp reversal project, which began in January 2018.

All work is weather permitting. Lane closures are subject to change without notice.

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