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The Mission of the Street Operations 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.

Contact Information

For the Street Operations Department

Director: Albert Quintanilla, P.E.
Phone: (361) 826-1957

Deputy Director: Charlie Cardenas, P.E.
Phone: (361) 826-1870

Assistant Director of Street Operation: Sarah Munoz, P.E.
Phone: (361) 826-3433

City Traffic Engineer:  Renee Couture, P.E.
Phone:  (361) 826-3539

Street Operations Department Services

Flashing Yellow Arrow

The Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal, or FYA, are being installed at several local intersections throughout the city.

Overhead Banner Permits

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.

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

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.

Public Right-of-Way Blockage Permit

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.

Sidewalk and Curb & Gutter Problems

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.

Street Maintenance Fee

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. 

Street Pavement Problems

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.

Traffic Control Devices

You can request installation of certain traffic control devices. Examples include speed humps, stop signs, traffic signals, crosswalks, or parking restrictions. 

Traffic Signal & Street Sign Problems

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.


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Paving the way for you.

—Department motto

Albert Quintanilla


Albert Quintanilla is currently the Director of Street Operations at the City of Corpus Christi. Prior to his current position, he worked for 7 years in the Risk Management Department at United Independent School District in Laredo overseeing school safety. Before that, he worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 27 years in Houston, Raymondville, Hebbronville and Laredo in various highway design, construction and maintenance capacities before retiring as the District Engineer for the Laredo District.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&I University in Kingsville and has been a registered Professional Engineer in Texas since 1990.