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We are busy maintaining infrastructure, improving traffic flow and enhancing neighborhood quality of life through a variety of projects happening around town. Here are some highlights of projects that have been planned or are currently in the design process. To see projects currently under construction, visit our construction information page

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15-year Project Plan

The city's Capital Improvements Program maps out major projects and how they will be funded. Each year, the City Council approves this plan along with the city budget. See project map.

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Project updates

  • Safer Streets car sticker

    Tamarack improvements making a difference

    On Tuesday night, the City Council decided to hold off on pursuing a long-term redesign of Tamarack Avenue, recognizing the effectiveness of existing traffic calming measures and responsibility of conserving funds for unknown future construction costs.

    02/29/2024 10:36 AM

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    Smart water use

    Whenever we see significant rain here in Carlsbad, it’s usually followed by someone saying, “well, we need the water.” While we do always need more water, rain falling in Carlsbad doesn’t have as significant of an effect on our long-term water reliability as you might think.

    02/23/2024 9:24 AM

  • Safer Streets car sticker

    Long-term redesign Tamarack Avenue discussed at City Council

    The Carlsbad City Council will discuss proceeding with a more long-term, permanent change to redesign Tamarack Avenue from Carlsbad Village Drive to Carlsbad Boulevard on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

    02/23/2024 8:48 AM

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    New pickleball courts coming

    Just three and a half months after approving an updated Parks & Recreation Department master plan that showed the increasing popularity of pickleball in Carlsbad, the City Council has approved locations for the design and construction of eight new outdoor courts.

    02/15/2024 9:00 AM

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    Robertson Ranch Park designs

    The City of Carlsbad is asking the community to weigh in on three potential design concepts for Robertson Ranch Park, the city’s newest park, planned for the corner of Cannon Road and El Camino Real.

    01/29/2024 6:30 PM

  • Digital Cities newsroom

    Sand on our beaches

    The latest storms have done a number on our beaches, washing precious sand out to sea and, in some cases, leaving nothing but a bed of rocks behind. This is typical for winter months, with some sand returning during the summer.

    01/18/2024 4:10 PM

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    New striping, same rules of the road

    The city’s transportation staff presented an update to the City Council Tuesday on several projects, including the resurfacing and restriping of major east-west roadways.

    01/12/2024 12:59 PM

  • Road striping explained newsroom

    Explaining the green paint

    Continuing with some quick tutorials on new striping on Carlsbad streets, here’s a focus on green paint. The City of Carlsbad has added green paint in areas where bikes and cars are mostly likely to cross paths.

    01/12/2024 12:59 PM

  • Barrio traffic circle

    Preserved parking prioritized in Barrio

    Based on feedback from the community, the Carlsbad City Council selected curb extensions for two intersections in the Barrio.

    01/11/2024 9:11 AM

  • Chestnut underpass map

    Improving neighborhood connections at Chestnut underpass

    If you’ve driven under I-5 at our neighboring cities to the south, you might have noticed some of the underpasses include artistic features, wide sidewalks and other elements that make them light and inviting.

    01/11/2024

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    Have your say: Safe routes to school

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking public input on areas around two schools, Jefferson Elementary School and Sage Creek High School, where enhancements could be made for walking and biking routes.

    01/08/2024 12:48 PM

  • Barrio traffic circle

    Barrio traffic circle update

    The Carlsbad City Council will receive an update on the Barrio traffic circle project and select a traffic calming option for Palm Avenue and Harding Street, and Magnolia Avenue and Madison Street, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5 p.m.

    01/04/2024 6:08 PM

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    Coastal crosswalks under construction

    Safety enhancements are underway on crosswalks along Carlsbad Boulevard, an area that is a hot spot for injury collisions.

    01/04/2024 6:00 PM

  • Traffic safety progress update

    Traffic safety tips and excellence award

    This holiday season, please give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go and remember to keep an eye out for more people on our roads, especially if it’s raining.

    11/17/2023 11:34 AM

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    Road construction questions answered

    Driving around Carlsbad, you’ve likely come across crews repaving and restriping several of our major east-west roadways.

    10/13/2023

  • Carlsbad Works

    Safer streets through restriping

    Starting Sept. 13, and continuing through next week, sections of Tamarack Avenue between El Camino Real and Highland Drive will be temporarily reduced to one-way traffic.

    09/12/2023 6:37 PM

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    Construction to start on Avenida Encinas

    After Labor Day, the City of Carlsbad is starting construction along the southern part of Avenida Encinas. Work will begin at the Carlsbad Boulevard intersection and move north, ending at the Poinsettia coaster station.

    09/01/2023

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    Construction on crosswalks along Carlsbad Blvd

    After Labor Day, the City of Carlsbad will begin construction on pedestrian improvements along Carlsbad Boulevard at Cherry and Sycamore avenues. Following the completion of these two crosswalks, crews will move on to Maple, Oak, and Hemlock avenues.

    09/01/2023

  • Traffic safety progress update

    Slowing speeds to protect each other

    The Police Department shared the latest data on traffic collisions in Carlsbad. We are still seeing good progress on reducing injury collisions overall, but the number one cause of those collisions remains unsafe speeds.

    08/10/2023 7:29 PM

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    Give input on Robertson Ranch Park

    The city is kicking off the planning process for Carlsbad’s next park. Known as Robertson Ranch Park, the park will be located on 11.2 acres near the corner of El Camino Real and Cannon Road.

    07/21/2023 3:00 PM

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