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Tamarack Area Drainage Improvements

Construction Update

Starting July 9 construction work hours are expanded to 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. No parking is permitted on Tamarack in the construction zone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The expanded working hours will help ensure construction between James and Park drives is completed on time before nearby schools are back in session. 

This project will improve storm water drainage in the area by upsizing and consolidating existing drainage systems and adding new pipeline. Additional drainage infrastructure will be constructed to improve storm water flow and safety conditions for vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic during heavy rain events. 

After the pipeline is constructed, the roads will be restored and resurfaced. The project will be completed in early 2019.

Construction on Tamarack Avenue between James and Park drives is scheduled during summer to reduce traffic impacts. This section of Tamarack Avenue is heavily traveled during the school year to access the area’s five schools. The bike lane will be closed and there will be no parking in the construction zone on Tamarack Avenue during summer.

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Multiple Construction Projects During Summer 2018

In addition to the city’s drainage project, San Diego Gas & Electric will be relocating some residential electrical service in two locations.

Work on these projects will occur simultaneously on Tamarack Avenue from Highland to Park drives during summer.

Work Hours

Monday through Friday,
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
No parking from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
No work on city holidays.
Work schedules are subject to change.

Traffic Impacts

Please plan for possible traffic delays.

  • All roads open, watch for traffic control
  • Temporary lane shifts and narrowing on Tamarack Avenue
  • Bike lanes closed
  • No parking on Tamarack Avenue in the construction zone

Please respect speed limits and drive safely. Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

Driveway Access

Access to residents’ driveways will be maintained during construction.

Trash Collection

Trash and recycling services will remain on the same schedule.


Construction Management &Inspection Division
760-602-2780 or