Seven years in the making…Packery Channel is finally restored

  • Packery Channel Restoration Project on Padre Island is complete after two years of work
  • Fixing environmental damage that was done by Hurricane Harvey in 2017
  • City, state, and U.S. officials celebrated the completion by a ribbon cutting ceremony

On Wednesday April 3, city, state, U.S. officials, and residents of Padre Island gathered to celebrate the completion of the Packery Channel Restoration Project with a ceremony and ribbon cutting. This project took two years to complete.

“Look, it’s a great moment of celebration. Corpus Christi and the whole Gulf Coast faced devastating damage from Hurricane Harvey, and the Packery Channel was badly damaged,” Senator Ted Cruz said.

The restoration project started in January 2022 and consisted of multiple parts. Contractors on the project made repairs to shoreline protection, sidewalks, bollards, storm drains, handrails, and other damaged structures. In addition, over 106,000 cubic yards of sand was also added to Whitecap Beach to expand it.

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