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September 24, 2021
Phase 5B & 8B: SB Lanes Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue

This week, the contractor began new concrete installations for curb, sidewalk, and driveways on Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. Repairs to curb, sidewalk, and driveways continue in the same area. Additionally, adjustments of valves and manholes also continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive. This work is expected to last for 2 more weeks.

Next week, weather permitting, repairs and new concrete installations for curb, sidewalk and driveways will continue on Ocean Drive from Robert Drive to Ropes Street.

Two-way traffic is traveling in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue are closed for construction.

Drivers are advised to obey the reduced 30 MPH work zone Speed Limit while traveling through the active construction zone.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

September 17, 2021
Phase 5B & 8B: SB Lanes Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue

This week, the contractor began repairs to curb, sidewalk, and driveways on Ocean Drive from Airline Road to the Louisiana Avenue. In the same area, adjustments of valves and manholes will also continue in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive. This work is expected to last for 3 weeks.

Next week, weather permitting, repairs and new concrete installations for curb, sidewalk and driveways will continue on Ocean Drive from Robert Drive to Ropes Street.

Two-way traffic is traveling in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue is closed for construction.

Drivers are advised to obey the reduced 30 MPH work zone Speed Limit while traveling through the active construction zone.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

September 10, 2021
Phase 5B & 8B: SB Lanes Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue

This week, the contractor continued the adjustment of manholes in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive between Airline Road and Louisiana Avenue.

Next week, the contractor will continue working on the adjustment of manholes between Airline Road and Louisiana Avenue. This work is anticipated to continue for two more weeks, and repairs for the curb, sidewalk, and driveways in the same area will follow once adjustments are completed.

Two-way traffic is traveling in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue is closed for construction.

Drivers are advised to obey the reduced 30 MPH work zone Speed Limit while traveling through the active construction zone.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

September 3, 2021
Phase 5B & 8B: SB Lanes Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue

This week, the contractor completed the temporary road striping in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue in preparation for the traffic switch that took place on September 1. Additionally, the 4-inch milling and sub-surface repair was completed between Airline Road and Robert Drive

Next week, the contractor will begin the adjustment of manholes in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive between Airline Road and Louisiana Avenue. This work is anticipated to last for three weeks, and repairs for the curb, sidewalk, and driveways in the same area will follow once adjustments are completed.

Two-way traffic is traveling in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue is closed for construction.

Drivers are advised to obey the reduced 30 MPH work zone Speed Limit while traveling through the active construction zone.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

August 27, 2021
Phase 3: Airline Road to Ropes Street & Ropes Street to Louisiana Avenue

This week, the contractor continued the 4-inch milling and sub-surface repair on Ocean Drive between Airline Road and Robert Drive.

Next week, temporary road striping will be installed on the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Louisiana Avenue to Airline Road in preparation for a traffic switch on Wednesday, September 1.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are advised to obey the reduced 30 MPH work zone Speed Limit while traveling through the active construction zone.

Beginning Wednesday, September 1, two-way traffic will shift from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

August 20, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor completed the 4-inch milling and sub-surface repair on Ocean Drive between Louisiana Avenue and Ropes Street.

Next week, 4-inch milling and sub-surface repair from Airline Road to Robert Drive will continue on Ocean Drive. Additionally, work to repair sidewalk, curb, gutters, and driveways on Ocean Way will continue.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

August 13, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor continued with the 4-inch milling and sub-surface repair on Ocean Drive between Louisiana Avenue and Ropes Street. Milling has been completed in the outside lane and will continue in the inside lane.

The manhole repair near the Doddridge Street intersection has been completed and work to clean-up and operations to repair the concrete curb and asphalt street in the area have begun.

Next week, crews will continue working on repairs to curb, gutters, driveways and sidewalk on Ocean Way.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

Drivers should only cross the construction zone in order to access residential driveways and should avoid driving within the closed section of Ocean Drive.

 

August 6, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor began 4-inch milling and sub-surface repair on Ocean Drive between Louisiana Avenue and Ropes Street. This work is anticipated to last 2 weeks.

At the Doddridge Street intersection, the structural aspect of the manhole repair was completed this week. The contractor will move forward with the road surface, curb, and gutter repairs around and adjacent to the manhole.

Next week, crews will begin working on curb, gutters, and sidewalk on Ocean Way.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

July 30, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor continued work on curb and driveway repairs on Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Boulevard. This work is anticipated to be complete next week.

The design to replace the manhole south of Doddridge Street in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive has been completed, and construction has begun. This work is anticipated to take 2 - 4 weeks.

Next week, 2-inch milling will continue in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Ropes Street to Louisiana Avenue.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

July 23, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor continued work on curb and driveway repairs on Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Boulevard.

The design to replace the manhole south of Doddridge Street in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive has been completed. Construction for the replacement will begin once materials are received and the construction work is anticipated to take 4 - 6 weeks

Next week, 2-inch milling will begin in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Ropes Street to Louisiana Avenue. Additionally, repairs on the curb and driveways on the northbound side of Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue are expected to be complete next week.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

July 16, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

Repairs continue on new curb and driveways on the northbound side of Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by the end of next week, weather permitting.

The design to replace the manhole south of Doddridge Street in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive has been completed. Materials needed for the replacement have been ordered; once the materials are received, construction for the replacement is anticipated to take 4-6 weeks.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

July 9, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week’s rain event delayed the Ocean Drive Project. Next week, weather permitting, the contractor plans to continue working on the adjustments of existing manholes and valves on Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue. Additionally, repairs will continue on new curb and driveways on the northbound side of Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue.

Currently, City Staff is working on a design to replace the manhole south of Doddridge Street in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

July 2, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor continued work on the installation of new manholes and valve adjustments on Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue. Wet weather caused a minor delay to the project. Next week, repairs will continue on new curb and driveways on the northbound side of Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue.

Currently, City Staff is working on a design to replace the manhole south of Doddridge Street in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic continues in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

June 25, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor worked on the installation of new manholes and valve adjustments on Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue. Next week, repairs will continue on new curb and driveways on the northbound side of Ocean Drive between Ropes Street and Louisiana Avenue.

Currently, City Staff is working on a design to replace the manhole south of Doddridge Street in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive. The traffic switch planned for Tuesday, June 22, was delayed due to weather, but has now be implemented.

Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic will extend down the construction path in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

June 18, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor worked on the 4-inch mill and fill in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road and Ropes Street. Next week, a traffic switch, manhole adjustments, and curb repairs will take place from Ropes Street to Louisiana Avenue.

Last week during milling operations in the northbound lanes, crews discovered a large utility manhole that will need to be repaired just south of Doddridge Street. City Staff is currently working on a design solution and hope to begin construction next week.

Upcoming Traffic Switch:

Two-way traffic will extend down the construction path in the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Louisiana Avenue will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

June 11, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor worked on the 4-inch mill and fill in the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Robert Drive to Doddridge Street. Next week, the same process will continue between Airline Road and Ropes Street.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

June 4, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor moved forward with the 4-inch mill and fill in the area of Robert Drive and Doddridge Park. This work is expected to continue next week. The contractor will return to the area between Airline Road and Robert Drive next week to complete that area once additional materials are received.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed and parking in a bike lane is prohibited at all times.

 

May 28, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week, the contractor began the 4-inch mill and fill in the area of Robert Drive to Doddridge Street. This work is expected to continue next week. The contractor will return to the area between Airline Road and Robert Drive next week to complete that area once additional materials are received.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

May 21, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

Due to the extensive rain event this week the Ocean Drive contractor was unable to complete the planned milling and sub-surface repair as scheduled. It is anticipated that the heavy rains may have caused damage to the current subgrade causing it to become overly saturated. If this is the case the contractor will need to allow it to dry before moving forward. Next week, the contractor along with City Staff will evaluate the roadway and make a final determination.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

May 14, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week the contractor began the 4-inch street milling and sub-surface repair on the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive between Airline Road and Ropes Street. The milling process is expected to continue over the next several weeks.

Next week, pavement structure repairs will continue along the construction path, weather permitting.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

May 7, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week the contractor completed 2-inch milling of the existing northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. Additionally, the contractor worked to remove excess rain water from the construction path.

Next week, the contractor plans to move forward with the 4-inch mill and fill on Ocean Drive between Airline Road and Ropes Street, weather permitting.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

April 30, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week 2-inch milling operations began on Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. This work will continue for the next several weeks, weather permitting.

Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

April 23, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week repairs to driveways, the curb, and gutters were completed. Two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will remain closed for construction.

Milling operations on Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street will begin next week.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

April 16, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

This week two-way traffic remains on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive are closed for repairs on intermittent sections of the curb, gutter, and adjustments to manholes and valves.

Milling operations are scheduled to begin next week.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

April 9, 2021
Phase 2: Airline Road to Ropes Street

Phase 2 of the Ocean Drive Rehabilitation Project has begun. This week traffic control was installed on Ocean Drive from Airline Road to Ropes Street. Northbound lanes of Ocean Drive will be closed for repairs on intermittent sections of curb and adjustments to manholes and valves. A two-way traffic switch has been implemented to allow for travel on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive.

Next week, milling operations are scheduled to begin.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes.

Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Airline Road to Ropes Street are closed.

 

April 2, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the final riding surface was installed on the park entrances and shoulder of the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Ennis Joslin Road to the Airline Road intersection. Valve and manhole adjustments in the northbound lanes are also completed.

Next week, striping and traffic switch will be done and this will complete Phase 1 of the project.

Construction for the next phase of the project between Airline Road and Ropes Street is expected to begin in the coming weeks. During Phase 2 of the project, a two-lane traffic switch will be implemented, closing northbound lanes on Ocean Drive and detouring two-way traffic to the southbound lanes.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road are closed.

 

March 26, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week curb and final riding surface were installed on crossovers and the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive from Ennis Joslin Road to the Airline Road intersection. Next week, striping, valve, and manhole adjustments will begin in the northbound lanes. This will complete Phase 1 of the project by the end of March 2021.

Construction for the next phase of the project between Airline Road and Ropes Street will begin in April 2021. During Phase 2 of the project, a two-lane traffic switch will be implemented, closing northbound lanes on Ocean Drive and detouring traffic to the southbound lanes.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road are closed.

 

March 19, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week, curb, gutter, and driveway modifications continued on the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive. Final pavement surface on crossovers will be installed this week under daily lane closures. Next week, final pavement surface will be installed on bike and travel lanes. Valve and manhole adjustments, as well as striping, will be completed after the final pavement surface is installed. Phase 1 of this project will be completed by end of March 2021.

Construction for Phase 2 of the project between Airline Road and Ropes Street will begin in April 2021. A two-lane traffic switch will be implemented during Phase 2, closing northbound lanes on Ocean Drive and detouring traffic to the southbound lanes.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road are closed.

 

March 12, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week, curb, gutter and driveway modifications will be installed on the northbound lanes of Ocean Drive. Final pavement surface will be installed this week under daily lane closures on northbound lanes. Next week, final pavement striping, valve and manhole adjustments will be completed after the final pavement surface is installed. This will complete Phase 1 of the project by the end of March 2021.

Construction for the next phase of the project between Airline Road and Ropes Street will begin in April 2021. During Phase 2 of the project, a two-lane traffic switch will be implemented, closing northbound lanes on Ocean Drive and detouring traffic to the southbound lanes.

Spring Break is not anticipated to delay the project as work is scheduled to proceed as planned.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road are closed.

 

March 5, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week, the Airline Intersection was opened to traffic. Next week, curb, gutter and driveway modifications will be installed on the northbound lanes. Once modifications are complete, under daily lane closures, final surface and striping will be placed in the northbound lanes.

The next phase of the project will take place between Airline Road and Ropes Street in the coming weeks. During this phase of the project a two-lane traffic switch will be implemented, closing northbound lanes on Ocean Drive and detouring traffic to the southbound lanes. Spring Break is not anticipated to delay the project as work is scheduled to proceed as planned.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road are closed.

 

February 26, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week, the final riding surface, roadway striping, and utility adjustments were completed on the southbound lanes near the Airline Road intersection. It is anticipated that the roadway will be opened up in the next two weeks and then work will begin on the Northbound lanes.

Next week, work will continue on curbs, gutters, and driveways.

The intersection of Airline Road and Ocean Drive is still closed to traffic as construction continues. Traffic will be detoured via Gaines Street and Robert Drive (see detour plan).

Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Detour PDF link

 

February 19, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

Due to the unprecedented weather this week the project contractor was unable to have crews onsite. Work will continue next week weather permitting.

 

February 12, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week, the final riding surface on the southbound lanes of Ocean drive between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road was completed. In addition. work continued on both manholes and valve adjustments in the same area. The southbound lanes will be opened to traffic once final striping is installed.

The intersection of Airline Road and Ocean Drive is still closed to traffic as construction continues. Traffic will be detoured via Gaines Street and Robert Drive (see detour plan).

The City is anticipating both wet and cold weather next week. Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the construction zone as heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed. 

Detour PDF link

 

February 5, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the Contractor continued the installation of the final riding surface on the southbound lanes of Ocean drive between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. They also began manhole and valve adjustments in the same area.

The intersection of Airline Road and Ocean Drive will be closed to construction starting next week and will remain that way for two weeks. Traffic will be detoured via Gaines Street and Robert Drive (see detour plan).

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Questions or concerns regarding the Ocean Drive project can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879. 

Detour PDF link

 

January 29, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the Contractor worked to install the final riding surface on the southbound lanes of Ocean Drive between Airline Road and Ennis Joslin Road. This work is expected to continue next week.

Beginning on February 3rd, the contractor will begin implementing the traffic control plan for the next phase of construction. The intersection of Airline Road and Ocean Drive will be closed, and motorist are encouraged to follow detour signs. Large delivery trucks are also encouraged to use SPID to Ennis Joslin Road.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Questions or concerns regarding the Ocean Drive project can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879.

 

January 22, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

The Contractor continued with the 4-inch street milling process and sub surface repairs in the southbound lanes. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to begin paving the final roadway surface on the southbound lanes between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road, next week.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Questions or concerns regarding the Ocean Drive project can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879.

 

January 15, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the Contractor continued South with the 4-inch street milling process and sub surface repairs in the southbound lanes between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. At the end of next week, the contractor will begin installing the final roadway surface in the Southbound lanes from Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Questions or concerns regarding the Ocean Drive project can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879.

 

January 8, 2021
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the General Contractor and crews moved further North down the construction path. They continued with the 4-inch street milling process and sub surface repairs in the southbound lanes between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. This process will continue over the next several weeks and the final roadway surface installation will begin once milling is complete.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Questions or concerns regarding the Ocean Drive project can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879.
 

December 31, 2020
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

The 4-inch street milling and sub-surface repair in the southbound lanes, continued this week, between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. The milling process is expected to continue over the next several weeks with the final roadway surface being installed after the milling process is complete.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed.

Questions or concerns regarding the Ocean Drive project can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879.
 

December 24, 2020
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the contractor continued with the 4-inch street milling in the southbound lanes between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. The milling process is expected to continue over the next several weeks.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes and to use caution when exiting driveways. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed. Due to phased construction there will be intermittent bike lane closures until construction is complete.

Residents were notified via mail last week if the removal of overhanging tree limbs was necessary to ensure the safety of construction crews. Questions or concerns regarding tree limb removal can be directed to the City Inspector at 361-460-2879.

Construction crews will be on holiday break beginning on Friday, January 1st and they will return to the job site on Monday, January 4th.
 

December 18, 2020
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

This week the contractor completed the traffic switch between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. Two-way traffic has switched from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes. Traffic flow continues in both directions. The current lane configuration is temporary and will return to its original configuration after placement of final pavement surface. Construction continues on the southbound lanes, which consists of curb replacement and 4-inch street milling this week. Street milling is expected to continue over the next several weeks.

The contractor would like to remind residents that heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Additionally, please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed. Due to phased construction there will be intermittent bike lane closures until construction is complete.

Tree trimming crews will be in the area over the next few weeks. Residents were notified via mail if the removal of overhanging tree limbs is necessary to ensure the safety of construction crews and the protection of property.

Construction crews will be on holiday break beginning on Thursday, December 24th and they will return to the job site on Monday, December 28th.

 

December 15, 2020
Phase 1B: Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road

Two-way traffic has switched from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes. Traffic flow continues in both directions. The current lane configuration has shifted to allow room for construction equipment to repave the crossovers. The current lane configuration is temporary and will return to its original configuration after placement of final pavement surface. The sub-surface repair has been placed on the northbound lanes and the final riding surface will be placed once work is completed on the southbound lanes. Construction continues on the southbound lanes, which consists of curb replacement and 4-inch street milling this week. Street milling is expected to continue over the next several weeks.  Heavy truck traffic will be entering and exiting the travel lanes. Please be advised that bike lanes in the active construction zone from Ennis Joslin to Airline are closed. Due to phased construction there will be intermittent bike lane closures until construction is complete.

Residents can expect to see tree trimming crews in the area in the next few weeks. Removal of overhanging tree limbs is necessary to ensure the safety of construction crews and the protection of property. Residents will be notified before tree limbs are removed so that questions and concerns may be addressed. The general contractor would like to remind residents to be aware of heavy traffic on the closed side of the roadway and recommend that caution is used when exiting driveways.

 

December 11, 2020
Construction Crews continued working on curb replacements and 4-inch street milling this week between Ennis Joslin and Airline Road. Street Milling is expected to continue over the next several months.

Two-way traffic has switched from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes between Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road. Traffic flow continues in both directions.

Residents can expect to see tree trimming crews in the area in the next few weeks. Removal of overhanging tree limbs is necessary to ensure the safety of construction crews and the protection of property. Residents will be notified before tree limbs are removed so that questions and concerns may be addressed. The general contractor would like to remind residents to be aware of heavy traffic on the closed side of the roadway and recommend that caution is used when exiting driveways.

 

December 4, 2020
The iconic Ocean Drive Reconstruction Project continues to move forward despite wet weather over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Construction Crews worked on curb replacements and 4-inch street milling this week between Ennis Joslin and Airline Road. Street Milling is expected to continue over the next several months.

Starting on Monday, December 7th, two-way traffic will switch from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes between Ennis Joslin Road to Airline Road. Traffic flow will continue in both directions.

Beginning in the next few weeks, residents can expect to see tree trimming crews in the area. Removal of overhanging tree limbs is necessary to ensure the safety of construction crews and the protection of property. Residents will be notified before tree limbs are removed so that questions and concerns may be addressed. The general contractor would like to remind residents to be aware of heavy traffic on the closed side of the roadway and recommend that caution is used when exiting driveways.

 

November 25, 2020
The 4-inch street milling and the pouring of curb replacements continued this week between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. This work is expected to last for the next 2 to 3 weeks. The general contractor will limit driveway work on Wednesday to accommodate anticipated holiday traffic. They would like to remind residents to be aware of heavy traffic on the closed side of the roadway and recommend that caution is used when exiting driveways. No work is anticipated on 11/26 and 11/27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

November 20, 2020
Street milling began this week on the Ocean Drive Reconstruction Project. The contractor will continue street milling next week and will start performing curb replacements between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. The contractor would like to remind motorists to be aware of heavy traffic on the closed side of the roadway. They recommend that residents use caution while exiting their driveways. No work will be done on 11/26 and 11/27 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

November 13, 2020
Preliminary work continued this week on the Ocean Drive: Louisiana Ave. to Ennis Joslin Road Project. The contractor continued to bring in needed equipment and materials for the project. These materials are being stored at Swantner Park. Next week, the contractor plans to work on manholes, valve adjustments, and curb replacements on Northbound Ocean Drive between Ennis Joslin Road and Airline Road. Street milling operations are currently scheduled to start on November 16th.

 

November 6, 2020
Preliminary work continued this week on the Ocean Drive: IH-37 to Ennis Joslin Road Project. The lay down yard and fencing located at Swantner Park was installed this week. This space will hold construction materials needed for the project. Next week, the contractor plans to begin work on area manholes, valve adjustments, and curb replacements. Street milling operations is now set for November 12th.

 

October 30, 2020
The Ocean Drive: IH-37 to Ennis Joslin Road project continued this week. The contractor began installing the perimeter traffic control this week with the majority of the implementation taking place next week. A tentative date for the milling process is set for November 9th. The City’s communication team completed the mailing of informational brochures to Ocean Drive residents this week. Additionally, updates will be provided throughout the construction process.

 

October 23, 2020
The Ocean Drive: IH-37 to Ennis Joslin Road project began last week. The General Contractor is currently working with the City’s Traffic Engineering Department to finalize the traffic control plan that will be installed in the coming weeks. There was also some minor work done on storm inlets to assist with drainage along the construction path. The City’s Communication Department in coordination with the Engineering Department are currently in the process of notifying residents and business owners about the upcoming construction. Next week, the contractor plans to begin some perimeter traffic control implementation with the bulk of the install to begin the first week of November.

 

October 16, 2020
The Ocean Drive: IH-37 to Ennis Joslin Road project began this week. The General Contractor is currently working with the City’s Traffic Engineering Department to finalize the traffic control plan that will be installed in the coming weeks. The City’s Communication Department in coordination with the Engineering Department are currently in the process of notifying residents and business owners about the upcoming construction.  Next week, the contractor plans to begin the traffic control implementation, lowering of manholes and curb replacement.