The City of Corpus Christi Public Works departments are kicking off the Bond 2016 Residential Street Rebuild Project (RSRP). On Tuesday, City Council awarded the RSRP construction contract to two contractors who are scheduled to start work in September.

The Bond 2016 Residential Rebuild Project was passed by voters in the November 2016 election. Approximately 70 street blocks were selected within all five districts and work in all five districts is expected to be complete by Summer 2019.

Streets were selected based on criteria including pavement condition and underground utility work needed. The streets also do not qualify for maintenance work done under the Street Preventative Maintenance Program (SPMP). The selected streets will get new pavement and additional work may include limited curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway approaches, and utility adjustments.

Corpus Christi has nearly 800 miles of residential streets. More than half of them are in poor condition. While this project addresses about 9 miles of those streets, City Council is looking into additional funding for a long-term solution to fixing residential streets.

For more information, please contact Public Works Public Information Officer Michelle Villarreal Leschper at (361) 826-3837 or visit http://www.cctexas.com/promo/residential-street-rebuild-program-rsrp