Freese and Nichols provided design services to upgrade this segment of Yorktown Boulevard from a rural unimproved two-lane roadway to a 105-foot-wide, four-lane divided, urban arterial street with raised medians. Yorktown Boulevard is designated in the City's Transportation Plan to become a six-lane divided, primary arterial corridor, however the volume of traffic does not warrant six lanes at this time. The construction will include wide medians, allowing for two interior lanes to be constructed at a future date.
The project also includes engineering design for stormwater drainage improvements to include outfall improvements, potable water distribution improvements, wastewater (gravity and force main) improvements, traffic signalization improvements, pedestrian improvements, bicycle lane improvements and street lighting improvements, as well as a detailed traffic control plan. Roadway geometry was designed using a 45-mph design speed. ADA requirements and Texas Accessibility Standards were incorporated into the project and concrete sidewalks will be located behind the curbs on each side of the street. This roadway project was funded through the City of Corpus Christi 2008 Bond Program.