Construction to Begin on Ocean Street Beach Access Improvements Project


The City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department is starting construction on the Ocean Street Beach Access Improvements Project to enhance seven public beach accesses along Ocean Street, from approximately Oak Avenue to Rue Des Chateaux. Work is expected to begin at the end of November 2017 and be completed by the end of May 2018.

The Ocean Street Beach Access Project was designed to make it easier to get to the beach and have a better experience once you get there.
Upon completion of the project, new features and amenities will include:
o More attractive and inviting stairs, railings and landings

o Amenities like bike racks, benches and trash/recycling receptacles

o New lighting, crosswalks and other safety features

o Enhanced places to stop and enjoy the view

o Beautified entrances with drought tolerant landscaping and design features

o Improved privacy, security and aesthetics for neighboring properties

Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of November 2017 and be completed by the end of May 2018.
Regular construction hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Those who live in the area or visit the surrounding neighborhood regularly may notice constructed-related noise and increased construction vehicle traffic.
Work on the seven entrances will be phased over the course of the project to allow public access to the beach.
Access will be restricted only to the beach entrances currently under construction.
More Information

The construction contract for the Ocean Street Beach Access Project is roughly $3.1 million. The project is funded with General Capital Construction Funds/Infrastructure Replacement Funds, approved by the City Council in the Capital Improvement Program.

The project is one of a number of initiatives the city is working to make it easier and safer to get to the beach and travel along Carlsbad Boulevard, the old Highway 101, whether by car, on a bike or by foot. The project is based on the Carlsbad Community Vision, a set of nine core values developed through a two year public outreach process. The vision emphasizes maintaining Carlsbad’s small-town beach community character, sustainability, walking, biking and public transportation, open space and the natural environment, and active, healthy lifestyles, among other values.

For more information, contact Kyle Lancaster at 760- 434-2941 or
Project website


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