City resurfacing roads in southeast Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad is resurfacing portions of Alga Road, Melrose Drive, El Fuerte Street and Alicante Road as part of its annual program to maintain city streets.
The pavement surface will be ground off to remove cracks and other defects. Then a thin layer of rubberized asphalt concrete will be applied to the pavement’s surface. Generally, the expected life of the new pavement will be about 20 years.
During construction, which began in late November and will end in mid-January, traffic may be congested and roads may be reduced to one lane in each direction. The work hours for this project are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“Carlsbad has made it a priority to keep its streets in good condition,” said Project Engineer Jon Schauble. “We appreciate the public’s patience during construction.”
The city resurfaces streets on a rotating basis, focusing on areas most in need of maintenance. This year’s work also included College Boulevard between Palomar Airport Road and Faraday Avenue, which was completed in early November.
City staff reminds the public to drive carefully in the construction zone and take alternate routes when possible. Temporary no parking signs will be posted in the construction areas.
The construction cost is approximately $1.2 million. The project is included in the city’s Capital Improvement Program budget. ATP General Engineering Contractors is the project contractor and will work on the project under the direction of the city’s Construction Management and Inspection staff.
For more information on the project, contact city of Carlsbad Project Engineer Jon Schauble at (760) 602-2762.

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