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Palomar Airport Road Widening Project

As part of its Capital Improvement Program, the City of Carlsbad is working to enhance overall safety and mobility along an important portion of Palomar Airport Road. The Palomar Airport Road Widening Project includes upgrades to the Palomar Airport Road and Paseo Del Norte intersection. The project will improve traffic flow from Interstate 5 onto Palomar Airport Road by extending the eastbound left turn lane and adding a designated right turn lane. Additionally, restriping portions of the north-and southbound lanes on Paseo Del Norte will provide better traffic flow onto westbound Palomar Airport Road. The project also provides a new eastbound bike lane. 

Palomar Airport Road is a vital roadway within the City’s comprehensive mobility system. This critical infrastructure project has been prioritized to help improve mobility in the area in the long-term interest of the region. The City of Carlsbad is working to complete the project as soon as possible to minimize disruptions.

Work Hours and Details

The project began in early May 2020 and completion is expected in fall 2020. Construction is scheduled to occur at night Sunday through Friday between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

During the work, there will be temporary intermittent lane closures. Full road closures are not anticipated but, in the event they are necessary, will be noticed in advance. The work area, including portions of lanes as required, will be secured by 5 a.m. and throughout the day. Traffic will continue to flow through the intersection during the day. Access to businesses will be maintained. Anticipated water disruptions will be noticed in advance.


Fact Sheet

For More Information

  • Please text the keyword PAR20 to 797979 to sign up for text updates.
  • Click here to sign up for email updates. Select Construction Updates: Palomar Airport Road Widening Project.
  • Please call 760-602-2780 or email cmi@carlsbadca.gov.
  • Project manager Valerie Airey can be reached at Valerie.airey@carlsbadca.gov.