Tag: TxDOT

TxDOT: Causeway undergoes maintenance often

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been 13 years since the Sept. 15, 2001 tragedy in which a barge collided with the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge, causing portions of the bridge to collapse. The accident claimed eight lives: Robert “Bob” Harris, “Harpoon” Barry and Chelsea Welch, Hector Martinez Jr., Julio Mireles, Gaspar S. …

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SPI selects new public works director

Special to the PRESS South Padre Island’s new Public Works Director Marcy Newman brings vast experience and a personal investment to her new position. A Texas Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and 31 years of experience in transportation improvement, Newman is well positioned to have a …

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Bridge construction should cease by March

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The preventative maintenance project for the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway continues through the month of February but should cease by March, officials say. The work being performed in this contract is part of continued preventive maintenance and remediation strategies to maintain the bridge’s extended service life. Rex Costly, Maintenance Engineer …

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