Sewer services and street work top the City of Carlsbad’s ICIP list

Improving sewage service and construction of a major Carlsbad thoroughfare are at the top of the City of Carlsbad’s long-term infrastructure wish list.

City of Carlsbad Municipal Services Director Angie Barrios-Testa said the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) is a five-year guide that helps the City establish planning priorities for future capital projects.

“It is updated annually. The City uses the list when state and federal funding opportunities come available,” she said.

Carlsbad residents were invited to attend two public meetings June 9 and June 10 at 6 p.m. at the City of Carlsbad Municipal Annex at 114 South Halagueño Street.

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“Public input is an integral part of a local governments planning process; therefore, the City is seeking input on the existing list of projects and/or any other infrastructure projects the citizens would like to add for consideration,” Barrios-Testa said.

Angie Barrios-Testa

She said the unofficial list had 58 projects and on average the City of Carlsbad budgets nearly is nearly $20 million in capital projects annually. Barrios-Testa said that amount included any secured grant funds.

According to the Municipal Services website, the No. 1 item on the fiscal year 2023 through fiscal year 2027 ICIP was the planning, design and rebuilding the Bataan Sanitary Sewer Lift Station.

Cost of the project was $1.5 million and so far, $1.4 million was funded for the project, the website stated. The City is still seeking $1.5 million for fiscal year 2023.