Corpus Christi jetty out of commission for repairs

For those looking to get away and hit the beach, there’s one area in the Nueces County area to avoid.

Portions of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel South Jetty off Aransas Pass will close for weeks to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

The closure is expected to begin on April 12 and last through Memorial Day weekend (May 31). The area of the jetty that will be closed first will extend from the beach toward the Gulf, Lynda R. Yezzi-Valentine, chief of public affairs for the corps office in Galveston, told Port Aransas South Jetty.

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Belynda Kinman, Operations Manager for the Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, stated in the release the goal is to have the work completed prior to the start of the Memorial Day weekend. However, officials said vacationers should know of the closure in case they plan on traveling to the Corpus Christi and Port Aransas area for Memorial Day weekend.

“If the weather cooperates and we don’t run into unexpected delays, we are hoping to complete the work in time for the holiday weekend,” Kinman stated in the release.

The USACE Galveston District will put out periodic updates on its social media sites to inform the public about the progress of the work on the South Jetty.

Once work is completed, the contractor will remove the full-time closure; however, as further work is started on the South Jetty adjacent to land, additional closures may occur on an as-needed basis.

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