As part of its Capital Improvement and Storm Drain Improvement Program, the City of Carlsbad has initiated work to improve critical storm water infrastructure along State Street between Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive. The State Street Drainage Improvement Project includes the installation of new storm drain pipe and five catch basins as well as the replacement of existing curb and gutter to improve surface flows. State Street will be resurfaced and restriped once the new drainage is installed. These improvements will enhance street drainage, pedestrian and vehicular mobility, and overall safety during storms.
Deemed a critical infrastructure project by the Carlsbad Municipal Water District, this work has been prioritized to help minimize future flooding issues in the long-term interest of businesses and visitors. Additionally, the City of Carlsbad is working to complete the project as soon as possible to reduce disruptions to residents and businesses while activity in the area is low due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Work Hours and Details
The project began in early April 2020 and is expected to last approximately four weeks. Construction is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday work is currently planned for April 4 and April 11 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
During the improvements, there will be one lane available at a time for one-way traffic and parking stalls on that side of the street will remain open. All traffic lanes will be restored outside of work hours. Parking will be restored as much as possible outside of work hours and throughout the weekend. The crosswalk in the middle of the block is expected to remain open during most of the project. Sidewalk access and access to local businesses will be maintained. The project will occur in segments and will be enclosed in screened fencing. By 6 p.m. on weekdays, all materials will be enclosed in the fencing within a portion of the current work segment. Materials will be enclosed in privacy fencing and stored on site over the weekend, in a portion of the work area.
Paving and final striping is now complete along State Street between Grand Ave. & Carlsbad Village Dr. as part of the State Street Drainage Improvement Project.
State Street Farmers’ Market
Crews will operate on a adjusted/reduced schedule in order accommodate the State Street Farmers’ Market on State Street. For information on the Farmers’ Market please visit carlsbad-village.com.