USACE Galveston District announces pending closure for Corpus Christi Ship Channel South Jetty to repair damage caused by Hurricane Harvey

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District
Published March 30, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District is giving public notice of the pending closure of portions of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel South Jetty to repair the jetty’s concrete cap.

The USACE contractor will be working on the concrete cap replacement for the South Jetty. During the concrete cap construction and to ensure public safety, the contractor will be closing the South Jetty starting at the end of the beach to the public access area.

The closure is expected to begin on or about April 12, 2021 and last thru May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day weekend).  The jetties are being repaired by USACE to fix wave damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm. Repairs to both the North and South Jetties include replacing stone on sections of the Jetties and replacing sections of the concrete cap.

Belynda Kinman, Operations Manager for the Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, said the goal is to have the work completed prior to the start of the Memorial Day weekend. “However, to help vacationers traveling to the Corpus Christi/Port Aransas area plan ahead for Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to make the public aware of this closure. 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.”

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

Once work is completed on this section of the South Jetty, 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.

The overall completion date for repairs to both Jetties is expected to occur on or about Jan. 7, 2022.

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2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston Texas 77550

Release no. 21-008