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Tamarack Area Coastal Project

The City of Carlsbad is working on a project to widen sidewalks, add free on-street parking and improve safety and access for all users in the area around Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue. See updated design.

What's the Recommendation?

  • A three lane road with a traffic signal: More space for sidewalks and bike lanes 

Proposed Project Improvements

  • Widening sidewalks and improving bike lanes throughout the area.
  • Adding new parking spaces on Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard.
  • Getting rid of the asphalt island on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard and south of Tamarack Avenue.
  • Relocating the bus stops to more accessible locations.
  • Creating more functional space on the ocean side of Carlsbad Boulevard, just to the south of Tamarack, including an overlook with space to sit and enjoy.
  • A new crosswalk across Carlsbad Boulevard south of Sequoia Avenue to the lagoon trailhead.
  • Signs directing people to the Coastal Rail Trail along the railroad tracks between Tamarack and Oak Avenue.

Open House 

View the presentation from the Thursday, Jan. 11 open house.

Next Steps

After sharing the latest design concept with the public, city staff will:

  • Complete the necessary environmental documentation
  • Complete the preparation of construction documents
  • Request authorization to advertise for construction bids

The city would schedule construction to avoid peak beach-going times of year.

More Info


For more information contact Emad Elias, 760-602-7558 or Emad.Elias@carlsbadca.gov.

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