City Council approves installation of artistic crosswalks at historic Six Points intersection

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regular business meeting, Corpus Christi City Council approved the installation of four artistic crosswalks at the Six Points intersection.

The Six Points Intersection is a historic area established in the early 1900s and served as a key hub for growth in the central city area. The intersection joins three main streets: Ayers, Staples and Alameda.

In April 2021, City contractors began reconstruction of the Six Points intersection, which included new asphalt pavement and utility improvements. The road construction part of the project was completed in November 2021. To celebrate the history and character of the region, District 2 City Councilor Ben Molina proposed the installation of artistic crosswalks at marked locations. existing along Staples and Ayers streets.

An extensive communications and outreach plan was used to seek input from businesses in the Six Point area. Nine different artistic crosswalk design options were presented to stakeholders in the region. During today’s meeting, City staff presented a top pick for implementation.

“I am excited for the new face of the Six Points zone,” said city councilor Ben Molina. “I think the new artistic crosswalks will add character and vibrancy to an area ready for regrowth and redevelopment. “

In addition to this project, the Department of Public Works has proposed program guidelines to meet citizens’ requests to install artistic crosswalks or other visual art elements within the public right-of-way. Each installation must be initiated by a sponsor responsible for all costs associated with design, installation and maintenance. Additional requirements may be considered in the program guidelines.

Media representatives can contact Makensie Oubre, Senior Public Information Officer, at 361-826-3420 or by email at [email protected]

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