Monday, May 22, 2017

Office of Public Information

500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Suite 500, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Office: 361.288.2900 Fax: 361.288.2920

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2017
Contact: Lorette Williams, Public Information Coordinator, 361.446.9542 (mobile)

US 181 Harbor Bridge Project developer hosts final Design Charette

Representatives with the Harbor Bridge Project will be hosting a final design charette that will serve as a specialized workshop that will enable community representatives to review and provide feedback on bridge design elements. Flatiron/Dragados, LLC (Project Developer) and FIGG Aesthetics Design Team (Project Designer) will present and discuss design elements with attendees.

More than 200 invites were sent to a cross-section of the community, which included elected officials, area city and county leaders, business groups and neighborhood representatives. The interactive workshop will include open discussions on a variety of project design elements, in which participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and provide preferences for the aesthetic features of the new signature bridge.

A first design charette was held on September 22, 2016, and focused on bridge and pedestrian design features. Design Charette #2 will provide an opportunity for attendees to review feedback from the previous charette and assist with the development of final design preferences.

US 181 Harbor Bridge Project Design Charette #2
Tuesday, May 23
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Solomon P. Ortiz Center
402 Harbor Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas

About the Harbor Bridge Project: The nearly $900 million project will include the development, design and construction of just over six miles of combined bridge and roadway. It will include the new six-lane Harbor Bridge, as well as, the reconstruction of approximately 1.6 miles of IH-37 and approximately one mile of the Crosstown Expressway. Once the new bridge is open to the traveling public, the project will conclude with the demolition of the existing Harbor Bridge. It is anticipated that the project will take five years to complete.

For more information, contact Lorette Williams, Harbor Bridge Project Public Information Coordinator, at 361.446.9542 or at