What to know about Park Road 22 project on North Padre Island

Work on the Park Road 22 bridge and canal project on North Padre Island appears to be progressing.

Aerial images of the work site, shot by Michael Wyatt of Wyatt Aerial Productions, appear to show a crane assisting in the setting of bridge center arch segments on the island.

The photographs were posted Tuesday on Facebook by City Manager Peter Zanoni and later shared by the Padre Island Business Association.

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“Skilled bridge work by local contractor Haas-Anderson Construction moves forward safely, on schedule and within budget,” Zanoni wrote in the post, which also tagged City Council member Greg Smith and consultant Alex Karis.

Construction of a 2,500-foot-long canal on the island wrapped up in fall 2020. Work now is focused on building a bridge halfway between Commodores Drive and Whitecap Boulevard. 

Zanoni noted the $20 million public-private partnership reached a milestone Monday, when it set the arch segments on the north bound lane. The bridge allows travel over the canal while allowing a water connection to the Packery Channel and Gulf of Mexico from property west of Park Road 22.

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Construction began in October and is expected to be finished in August 2021.

Construction began in October and is expected to be finished in August 2021.

Phase 1 of the bridge and channel project has been underway for several weeks on the east side (northbound lanes) of Park Road 22. 

Motorists traveling north on Park Road 22 recently have been shifted to the southbound lanes (west side) between Cruiser and Compass streets. Travel lanes have been reduced to one lane in each direction, along the southbound lanes (west side), between Cruiser and Compass.

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