The city will be resurfacing portions of several major roadways and improving bike lanes over the next couple months as part of the city’s annual program to maintain city streets.
Major streets that are scheduled to receive a slurry seal as part of this year’s program are:
Carlsbad Village Drive between Pio Pico and Concord Street
Tamarack Avenue between Park Drive and Pontiac Drive
Paseo del Norte, between Palomar Airport Road and Caminito Madrigal
El Fuerte Street, between Alga Road and Palomar Airport Road
Melrose Drive, between Palomar Airport Road and Rancho Santa Fe Road
Rancho Santa Fe Road, between Melrose Drive and Calle Barcelona
Alga Road, between El Camino Real and Alicante Road
A number of residential streets are part of this year’s program as well. A complete list is available here. The city will work to minimize any inconvenience to businesses, residents and commuters while the work is being completed.
The City of Carlsbad Public Works Department evaluates the city’s streets every year using pavement management software to identify which streets need a fresh surface. Streets are selected based on their age and condition.
“The City of Carlsbad takes pride in maintaining our streets to keep them smooth and safe,” said Emad Elias, a Public Works Department engineer overseeing the project. “Taking good care of city streets is part of our commitment to providing a top quality experience for everyone who uses Carlsbad’s roads.”
Businesses and residents near the affected streets will be informed before work begins. The project will include traffic control and safety signage.
The $1.9 million contract for the slurry seal project was awarded to Sierra Nevada Construction, and City of Carlsbad construction managers will supervise the work. Pavement management is funded through the city’s Capital Improvement Program budget, and the money comes from state gas tax revenue, local TransNet tax funds and fees paid by local trash haulers.