FM 70 and SH 286 project
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Corpus Christi District is proposing to construct passing lanes and widen shoulders on State Highway (SH) 286 from south of Farm to Market (FM) 2444 to FM 70 and on FM 70 from the FM 2444/ FM 70 intersection to U.S. Highway (US) 77 in Nueces County. The total length of the proposed project would be approximately 25 miles. The existing SH 286 and FM 70 roadway consists of two 12-ft travel lanes in each direction with narrow shoulders, with one section of existing passing lanes on FM 70. The proposed project would add 12-ft passing lanes in sections, throughout the project limits and widen shoulders to 10-ft on each side of the roadway. In addition, ditches would be regraded and drainage structures (culverts and bridges) would be widened where needed. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve safety and mobility along SH 286 and FM 70
Any proposed improvements will ultimately be based on traffic, local and regional access needs, safety, the avoidance and minimization of environmental impacts, and the consideration of community input.
Anticipated project schedule
Preliminary engineering (schematic design) and environmental studies are anticipated to be complete in early 2023.
Your input is a key part of project development. Public involvement opportunities will be provided throughout this process.