Update re: Fiesta de la Flor - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX

Mar 24, 2017


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has partnered with the City’s Traffic Engineering Office, the Corpus Christi Police Department and the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) to create a traffic plan for Fiesta de la Flor. 

The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering office advises residents there will be traffic changes related to the Fiesta de la Flor event scheduled for Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, 2017. On both days, there will be significant parking restrictions including:

  • NO street parking will be allowed around the event site. Violators will be towed.
  • American Bank Center parking will be reserved for events occurring in its venue.
  • Fiesta goers are strongly encouraged to use the Park and Ride service operating to serve the event. Parking will be available at Corpus Christi City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street,  and at the Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard Street, with RTA buses leaving from these locations. Bus Service will begin at 6 pm on Friday, March 24, and at noon on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Buses will operate throughout the festival.

Other important traffic changes, including lane closures, street closures and on street parking restrictions are described below.

Friday, March 24, beginning at 7 am (with additional changes beginning at 3 pm and 5 pm as indicated below) through afternoon of Sunday, March 26, 2017:

  • Southbound IH 37 center and right lanes will be forced to turn right to southbound Shoreline Boulevard and until 3 pm the left lane will be open to allow access to northbound Shoreline Boulevard. Until 3 pm, northbound lanes of Shoreline Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes at Mann Street and then reduced to one lane at IH-37.
  • Beginning at 3 pm on Friday, March 23, and through Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017, northbound lanes of Shoreline Boulevard will be closed at IH-37 and left turns onto northbound Shoreline Boulevard from IH-37 will be restricted.
  • North & southbound lanes of Shoreline Boulevard will be closed between Resaca Street & Power Street.
  • Northbound Water Street will be closed at Power Street to thru traffic with local access traffic only allowed.
  • East and westbound lanes of Resaca Street will be closed at Chaparral Street (access to Resaca Street will be monitored and managed by American Bank Center parking staff during events.)
  • East and westbound lanes of Fitzgerald Street will be closed between N. Chaparral Street and Shoreline Boulevard (access to Fitzgerald Street will be monitored and managed by American Bank Center parking staff during events.)
  • East and westbound Palo Alto Street will be closed at Chaparral Street. Local traffic will have access through Water Street.
  • Eastbound Power Street will be closed at Chaparral Street. Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Power Street will be closed between Mesquite Street and Chaparral Street.
  • East and westbound lanes of Palo Alto Street and Fitzgerald Street will be closed between Mesquite Street and Chaparral Street.
  • Eastbound Hughes Street and eastbound Brewster’s Street will be closed at Mesquite Street.
  • Southbound lanes of Chaparral Street will be closed at the intersection with Hirsch Street.
  • Beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday March 24, through Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017, Belden Street access at Chaparral Street will be restricted to ONLY Park & Ride buses, talent buses, people with disabilities pickup and drop off, Federal Courthouse personnel, and Port of Corpus Christi personnel.
  • Fiesta goers are strongly encouraged to use the Park and Ride service. Parking will be available at Corpus Christi City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street, and at the Nueces County Courthouse, 901Leopard Street,  with RTA buses leaving from these locations. Bus service will begin at 6 pm on Friday and at noon on Saturday. Buses will operate throughout the festival.
  • NO street parking will be allowed around the event site. Violators will be towed.
  • American Bank Center parking will be reserved for events occurring in its venue.

For more information, please contact Traffic Engineering at (361) 826-3547.