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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

Neighborhood Quality of Life and Safety

Streets/Traffic/Mobility

Parks

City Buildings

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.

CIP dashboard

Project updates

  • Sycamore pedestrian news

    More safety projects approved

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved additional projects that will improve traffic safety throughout Carlsbad and support the city’s ongoing efforts to balance the needs of bicyclists, walkers and drivers.

    11/15/2022 5:21 PM

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    Carlsbad City Council advances traffic safety efforts

    The Carlsbad City Council voted to continue over a dozen new initiatives to address traffic safety and seek input from the community and city commissions on potential additional actions presented by city staff Tuesday.

    09/28/2022

  • Bike coast news

    Carlsbad Boulevard restriping, other traffic safety projects approved

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved several projects to enhance biking and walking in Carlsbad. These projects have been in the works and identified as priority projects to expedite in response to the traffic safety emergency.

    09/28/2022

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    Reducing speeding on Tamarack Avenue

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking community feedback on options to reduce speeding on Tamarack Avenue, between Skyline Road and Adams Street.

    09/27/2022

  • Bikes in bike lane

    Protecting south Carlsbad Boulevard from cliff erosion

    On Tuesday, the City Council received an update on plans to protect a 1-mile stretch of south Carlsbad Boulevard from Manzano Drive to Island Way from future sea level rise while prioritizing walking and biking paths.

    09/15/2022 9:40 AM

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    Traffic safety projects reviewed

    On Tuesday, our city’s Transportation Director gave an update to the City Council on the city’s efforts to ease traffic congestion and generally make it more convenient for people to get around Carlsbad in whatever way they want to do that. In a nutshell, that’s what we mean by “mobility.”

    09/08/2022 12:47 PM

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    Officers to conduct “Know Your Limit” – DUI Prevention Education Campaign

    This Labor Day weekend, the City of Carlsbad Police Department will be conducting a “Know Your Limit” educational campaign from September 2 through September 5.

    09/01/2022

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    Council ratifies local traffic safety emergency

    The Carlsbad City Council voted to allocate $2 million in funding for immediate traffic safety efforts and ratified last week’s proclamation of local emergency, following an over 200% increase in collisions involving bikes and e-bikes since 2019.

    08/30/2022

  • Ebike 7 news

    Local emergency declared

    Citing a 233% increase in collisions involving bikes and e-bikes since 2019, the City of Carlsbad today declared a local state of emergency. This action will immediately increase attention and resources on a range of solutions including infrastructure, safety, enforcement and a focus on safe driving

    08/23/2022 9:44 AM

  • City Hall sign

    New city hall update

    Given rising construction costs and the change in office space needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carlsbad City Council reached an important milestone by unanimously approving a new hybrid approach to replacing the aging City Hall.

    08/17/2022

  • Family on bikes

    Mobility explained

    On Tuesday, our city’s Transportation Director gave an update to the City Council on the city’s efforts to ease traffic congestion and generally make it more convenient for people to get around Carlsbad in whatever way they want to do that. In a nutshell, that’s what we mean by “mobility.”

    07/29/2022 10:56 AM

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    Voters to decide on spending for Monroe Street Pool improvements

    Carlsbad voters will decide during this November’s election whether or not to authorize the City of Carlsbad to spend up to $24 million of existing city funds to renovate and expand the Monroe Street Pool, located next to Carlsbad High School in northern Carlsbad.

    06/23/2022

  • Coastal rail biking

    Input on Avenida Encinas bike lanes, pedestrian crossings

    Community members have another opportunity to provide feedback on plans for new sidewalks, buffered bike lanes and crosswalks for sections of Avenida Encinas when it returns to the Traffic & Mobility Commission on Monday, June 6.

    06/01/2022

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    Major projects moving forward

    On May 3, the City Council held a special meeting to finish its discussion about major “capital improvement projects" planned for the next five years to ensure they are in alignment with the goals of its five-year strategic plan, which is scheduled to be completed this summer. Capital improvement pr

    05/09/2022 12:21 PM

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    Input wanted for Kelly and Park improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is committed to improving mobility throughout the city so people can easily and safely get where they want to go through their choice of travel such as driving, biking or walking. These infrastructure improvements to enhance safety for all modes of travel create “complete street

    04/27/2022

  • ECR newsroom

    New pedestrian bridge installed

    A new pedestrian bridge was installed last Friday near the El Camino Real and Cannon Road intersection, an exciting milestone in a key project designed to improve pedestrian safety and help traffic flow more smoothly along one of Carlsbad’s busiest roads.

    04/22/2022 11:40 AM

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