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Earning the Role of a Trusted Advisor

Freese and Nichols has served as a trusted advisor for the City of Corpus Christi for more than 85 years. The most recent examples of this service include the Mary Rhodes Phase 2 Pipeline and the reconstruction of South Staples Street, a 24-phase project for which our team provided engineering design and construction phase services. Because Staples Street is one of the busiest corridors in Corpus Christi, our team recognized that public input was critical. We developed an extensive outreach strategy to communicate with property owners, business owners and other stakeholders. We also created a project website and Twitter feed to keep the public informed and updated throughout the project duration.

“The public outreach strategy applied during the design development phase was considerably smoother than anyone anticipated, so the City decided to continue the enhanced public outreach throughout the construction phases,” said Project Manager Nick Cecava, P.E. “It resulted in a positive project that was very well-received by the public.”

In fact, during construction, one TV station aired a segment on how smoothly the work was progressing. “3News couldn’t find anyone who had a problem with the slowdown, because they said the City has done a great job of keeping entrances open and traffic moving,” KIII News reported in June 2012.