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Tamarack Project Updates

Blog Post - January 2, 2018

Category: What's New

The City of Carlsbad has completed an updated design concept for a project that will widen sidewalks, add free on-street parking and improve safety and access for all users in the area around Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue. The updates reflect input from the community and the results of technical analysis completed since the city released initial design concepts in mid-2016.

At a Glance

  • City staff is proposing a three-lane road over the lagoon inlet bridge to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.
  • Further study showed a roundabout won’t fit here due to the intersection’s topography.
  • The project also improves awkward bus stop placements, adds new parking and generally improves access to the beach.
  • Construction on improvements could begin as early as fall 2018.

To find out what is being proposed:

Look at the latest design on the city’s website

Community meeting
Thursday, Jan. 11
6 to 7:30 p.m.
City of Carlsbad Senior Center
799 Pine Ave.

Project site

Come by the grassy area near the Tamarack restrooms to talk to project team members:

  • Friday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon

The new design concept shows a significantly wider sidewalk on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard, just south of Tamarack Avenue, including over the lagoon inlet bridge, where walkers and joggers routinely use the bike lane to avoid the congested narrow sidewalk. The extra space is created by reducing the number of lanes on Carlsbad Boulevard from four to three, one southbound lane and two northbound lanes, between Tamarack Avenue to about 100 feet south of the lagoon bridge.

For information, visit the City website for details and more!