High Island residents are being allowed access to the Bolivar Peninsula via Highway 124 South. Only High Island residents will be allowed into the community, Galveston County Sheriff's Deputies were maintaining a check point. No one will be allowed past the intersection of Highway 124 and Highway 87. High Island is located at the eastern edge of the peninsula near the Galveston-Chambers County line.
The remainder of the peninsula remains closed due to street flooding and electric power lines on the roadway resulting from Hurricane Rita. The Bolivar Ferry remains shut down and will not return to service until the peninsula's roads are clear and law enforcement officials can safely allow access.