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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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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

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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

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Next steps Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack

    On Tuesday, the City Council directed staff to move forward with the environmental review, permitting and design of a roundabout at the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue with a caveat.

    07/21/2023

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack intersection

    The Carlsbad City Council will discuss the Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue improvements project on Tuesday, July 18, to move forward with the environmental review, permitting and final engineering design for a roundabout or traffic signal at the intersection.

    07/13/2023 5:33 PM

  • Tyler Street

    Give input: Tyler Street improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking community feedback on options to improve safety and connectivity on Tyler Street, between Oak Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.

    06/07/2023 3:16 PM

  • Bike coast news

    Traffic projects move forward

    This week the Traffic & Mobility Commission advanced several traffic safety projects and initiatives related to improving how people get around Carlsbad.

    06/07/2023 3:07 PM

  • Poinsettia restriping

    Reducing speeding in Carlsbad

    On Tuesday, the City Council awarded a new contract to resurface and restripe about 16 miles of main east-west streets in Carlsbad to support safer speeds on our roadways, including:

    06/07/2023 2:50 PM

  • Bike coast news

    Traffic projects to be discussed

    On Monday, June 5, the Traffic & Mobility Commission will meet to discuss several traffic safety projects and initiatives related to improving how people get around Carlsbad in whatever way they want to do that, whether that’s by driving, biking, walking or using public transportation.

    06/02/2023 9:43 AM

  • People walking in crosswalk

    Carlsbad Boulevard pedestrian improvements

    Construction is underway on Carlsbad Boulevard at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Army and Navy Academy (between Mountain View Drive and Cypress Avenue) for an improvement project that will enhance visibility and safety for those crossing the street, as well as for bicyclists.

    05/31/2023 9:30 AM

  • Tyler Street

    Cambios propuestos para Tyler Street

    Cambios propuestos para Tyler Street. Queremos saber su opinión. La ciudad de Carlsbad busca aportes de la comunidad sobre opciones para mejorar la seguridad y la conectividad en Tyler Street, desde Oak Avenue hasta Chestnut Avenue.

    05/05/2023 12:00 PM

  • Tyler Street

    Give input: Tyler Street improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking community feedback on options to improve safety and connectivity on Tyler Street, between Oak Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.

    05/04/2023 5:53 PM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack intersection

    The Traffic & Mobility Commission voted April 3 to put this project on its May agenda with the goal of providing a recommendation to the City Council. When the commission first reviewed the options Feb. 6, their discussion did not result in a City Council recommendation.

    04/27/2023 5:12 PM

  • Family biking

    Traffic & Mobility Commission – May 1

    On Monday, the Traffic & Mobility Commission will meet to discuss a traffic safety project and its work plan for next fiscal year.

    04/27/2023 5:03 PM

  • Cars and bike lane

    Avenida Encinas improvements approved

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved plans for Avenida Encinas, between the Poinsettia Regional Transit Station to Carlsbad Boulevard, that will safely accommodate all modes of travel and improve access and connectivity as part of the Coastal Rail Trail, a 44-mile regional bikeway that is planned

    03/15/2023 1:52 PM

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    South Carlsbad Boulevard improvements

    As part of the City of Carlsbad’s ongoing work to balance the needs of all roadway users, you may notice some changes to the lanes on southbound Carlsbad Boulevard from Manzano Drive to Island Way starting today.

    03/07/2023 3:43 PM

  • Cars and bike lane

    Traffic projects to be discussed

    On Monday, city staff will discuss several traffic safety related projects with the Traffic & Mobility Commission.

    03/03/2023 3:34 PM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Traffic projects to be discussed

    On Monday, city staff will discuss several important traffic safety projects with the Traffic & Mobility Commission.

    02/03/2023 1:10 PM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is asking the public to review two options for reconfiguring the busy intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue and provide feedback to the Traffic & Mobility Commission by Feb. 6.

    01/05/2023 8:30 AM

  • Traffic safety progress update

    Traffic safety progress continues

    The City of Carlsbad advanced several key efforts this week to help address the local traffic safety emergency, which was originally proclaimed in August following a dramatic increase in collisions involving bikes and e-bikes.

    12/08/2022 5:21 PM

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