The Mission of the Street Operations Department is to manage, maintain, and develop the City's street system. This is accomplished by maintaining street pavement; operating and maintaining traffic signals, signs and markings; and planning and developing the street system.
The department's major functions include Pavement Preservation, Base Restoration, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signals, and Signs & Markings.
For the Street Operations Department
Director: Andres Leal, Jr., P.E.
Phone: (361) 826-1957
Deputy Director: Charlie Cardenas, P.E.
Assistant Director of Street Planning: Vacant
City Traffic Engineer: Raymond Chong, P.E.
Phone: (361) 826-3552
Assistant City Traffic Engineer: Renee Couture, P.E.
Phone: (361) 826-3539
Street Operations Department Services
Banners for non-profit events or activities can be placed over the street at seven different locations in the city. The banners have to be permitted and there is a non-refundable application fee.
The City prohibits work or activities that in any way obstruct a street, sidewalk or other similar public place except those operating according to a valid Public Right-of-Way Blockage Permit.
By City Ordinance, the property owner is responsible for sidewalk maintenance. Occasionally small stretches of sidewalk are repaired or replaced as part of a street project.
Corrections to your Street Maintenance Fee charge, requests for a change in land use designation, or requests for a Low Income Discount can be done with the forms provided here.
If you have a general question about street maintenance, you can ask it fill out the Street Maintenance Planning Questions Form. We will get back to you with an answer as quick as we can.
If you want to report a pot hole, a cave-in or any other type of street pavement problem, call the City's Call Center and a work order will be created.
You can request installation of certain traffic control devices. Examples include speed humps, stop signs, traffic signals, crosswalks, or parking restrictions.
To report traffic signals that are malfunctioning or street signs that are down or damaged, call the City's Call Center and a work order will be created.
Paving the way for you.
Andres (Andy) Leal, Jr., Director of Street Operations
Andres (Andy) Leal, Jr. joined the City of Corpus Christi in 1988 and worked for Solid Waste Department as the landfill engineer. In 2000, he moved to the Street Superintendent position and in 2013 became the Assistant Director for Street Maintenance.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&I University (now TAMUK) in Kingsville in 1981 and has been a registered professional engineer for 18 years. Prior to joining the City, Andy worked for Exxon Co. USA in Kingsville and Corpus Christi as a facility engineer designing oil and gas field production facilities. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association.