The Mission of the Public Works Department is to manage, maintain, and develop the City's street system. This is accomplished by maintaining street pavement; operating and maintaining traffic signals, signs and markings; and planning and developing the street system.
The department's major functions include Pavement Preservation, Concrete Restoration, Base Restoration, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signals, and Signs & Markings.
Public Works Services
The Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal, or FYA, are being installed at several local intersections throughout the city.
Banners for non-profit events or activities can be placed over the street at seven different locations in the city. The banners have to be permitted and there is a non-refundable application fee.
The Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, or PHB, is an overhead signal-beacon designed to help pedestrians safely cross a busy street. A PHB signal works like any other push-button activated pedestrian, a red signal will appear allowing pedestrians to cross safely with a WALK signal.
The City prohibits work or activities that in any way obstruct a street, sidewalk or other similar public place except those operating according to a valid Public Right-of-Way Blockage Permit.
By City Ordinance, the property owner is responsible for sidewalk maintenance. Occasionally small stretches of sidewalk are repaired or replaced as part of a street project.
Corrections to your Street Maintenance Fee charge, requests for a change in land use designation, or requests for a Low Income Discount can be done with the forms provided here.
If you want to report a pot hole, a cave-in or any other type of street pavement problem, call the City's Call Center and a work order will be created.
You can request installation of certain traffic control devices. Examples include speed humps, stop signs, traffic signals, crosswalks, or parking restrictions.
To report traffic signals that are malfunctioning or street signs that are down or damaged, call the City's Call Center and a work order will be created.
Paving the way for you.
Director of Public Works, Richard E. Martinez
Richard E. Martinez joined the City of Corpus Christi Public Works Department on January 21, 2020 as the Director of Public Works. Mr. Martinez oversees Streets, Traffic and Storm Water. In this role he will be responsible for the maintenance, construction and operations of the city’s storm water infrastructure, traffic signal systems, pavement markings, street signage, street maintenance and construction as well as the entire transportation and engineering planning sections.
Mr. Martinez comes to us from the City of Fort Worth where he served the Assistant Director of Transportation and Public Works responsible for the Streets and Storm Water Operations, Construction and Maintenance programs. He oversaw multiple divisions with more than 40 million in capital and maintenance funding. Mr. Martinez has also worked in the City of San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements Department and has held progressive management positions overseeing and directing multiple in-house crews and contractors related to Streets and Storm Water Operations and Maintenance programs.
Richard has been employed in municipal government for more than 29 years and has been involved in multiple major complex construction and maintenance related projects. He has received many honors for his accomplishments throughout his career and recently was named “Top Public Works Leader of the Year” for 2019 by the American Public Works Association’s Texas Chapter.
Mr. Martinez holds and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.