City of Corpus Christi, TX

01/29/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/29/2023 08:35

AEP Texas Transmission Line Upgrades Underway at North Padre Island

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - AEP Texas has begun work on a major electricity transmission line along State Highway 361 and Park Road 22 at North Padre Island, TX. The activities require crews to temporarily close area roads for 15-minute increments to upgrade the transmission electrical lines. At the conclusion of each intermittent closure, the roadway will be opened to clear traffic. Work will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All work is dependent upon the weather.

AEP Texas has stated this project is the result of aged utility. The existing transmission line is in poor condition due to corrosion and must be replaced with a larger and more efficient load service line. This work ensures safe and reliable power for area customers.

The project scope includes 3.8 miles of high voltage transmission lines being replaced and work zones as high as 125 feet in the air. Due to these factors, work must be completed during the day. Work is underway on the west side of Park Road 22 at the intersection of Park Road 22 and State Highway 361, traveling south approximately 1.09 miles to the intersection of Park Road 22 and Whitecap Boulevard and continuing south approximately 0.13 miles past Whitecap Boulevard.

Intermittent road closures are scheduled for the following dates:

  • January 28 through January 31
  • February 8 through February 9
  • February 14 through February 18
  • February 25 through February 27

Drivers can expect to see construction signage and flaggers near the worksite, where crews will be using utility trucks and other heavy equipment to position and replace the wires.

Media Contacts: Omar Lopez Corporate Communications, AEP Texas 361-881-5795.