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The City’s project to improve access to and enjoyment of San Marcos Creek will start soon

SMCreekLogo with padding - 800x360The San Marcos Creek Project will: 

  • Minimize flooding risks 
  • Preserve and enhance creek habitat
  • Build new parks and trails

Project Overview Video:

 

The 214-acre project area is adjacent to the San Marcos Creek, with these boundaries: 

  • West San Marcos Boulevard to the north
  • Grand Avenue to the east
  • Via Vera Cruz to the west
  • Discovery Avenue to the south

Creek Project Map December 2019 New Features and Amenities

San Marcos Creek District Inforgraphic

  • Raised roadway and bridges over the creek (at Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz) to reduce flooding and enhance safety
  • Widened Discovery Street to four lanes with a bike lane on the south side
  • Additional sidewalks and bike facilities
  • New community park with spaces for recreation and relaxation
  • 1.5 miles of restored and preserved creek habitat

Next Steps

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Active construction will start in late March or April 2020. The construction team will begin:

  • Clearing non-native plants in the creek bed
  • Building a levee adjacent to Discovery Street
  • Prepping Discovery Street for future widening 
  • Closing Bent Avenue for road improvements and bridge construction 

SDG&E will also be relocating utilities in the Creek Project area.

What to Expect

  • Traffic will be heavier than usual. If you can, avoid the area.
  • Detours are needed during road closures. They will be clearly marked to facilitate routes. 
  • Noise is expected when the team is clearing plants in the Creek and building a levee along Discovery Street.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the Creek Project FAQ sheet here.

Public Meetings

We held a Creek Project Community Meeting on Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Marcos Community Center, to share information about the project with the community about upcoming construction and how to stay updated throughout the project. View the meeting presentation.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, the City of San Marcos hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction. You can view a recap of the ceremony here.

Sign Up to Receive Project Updates

  • Text: Text the keyword SMCreek to 484848 to sign up for text updates regarding road closures and construction.
  • Email: To sign up for emailed project updates, visit www.san-marcos.net/alerts and select “Creek Project.”

Contact Us

  • Call the project hotline for more information at 877-SMCREEK or 877-762-7335.
  • Email us at creek@jpwcomm.com

What's going on around the creek?

With multiple enhancements taking place at the same time in the San Marcos Creek area, take a look at the interactive map below to learn about each active project.


Public Meeting: We’ve scheduled a Creek Project Community Meeting on Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Marcos Community Center, to share information about the project with the community about upcoming construction and how to stay updated throughout the project. 



Para información y actualizaciones en español, por favor visite la página de la ciudad: www.san-marcos.net/arroyo