La Mesa Boulevard Complete Streets Plan
The City of La Mesa applied for and was awarded a $240,000 Sustainable Communities grant from the State of California Department of Transportation to prepare a Complete Streets Plan for La Mesa Boulevard. This project will be divided into two segments. Segment 1 of the plan, for which this grant covers, is from 4th Street to Jackson Drive, and University Avenue from Spring Street to Memorial Drive. Segment 2 covers La Mesa Boulevard from Jackson Drive and Grossmont Center Drive north to Center Drive. Segment 2 of the project that extends to Grossmont Transit Center will begin in late 2021.
What is a Complete Streets Plan?
The purpose of the Complete Streets Plan is to create a street that is safe for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motor vehicle drivers) as well as provide improved connections to key destinations including parks, transit stops and stations, businesses, and neighborhood services. The La Mesa Boulevard corridor is located along San Diego Transit Bus Route 852, which provides direct access to both the Grossmont and La Mesa Village Trolley stations. Corridor improvements may include many new features such as: shade trees, attractive landscaping, traffic calming and safety improvements, comfortable bike facilities, enhanced transit stops, and more. Improving access to and from the corridor will create more vibrant and active neighborhoods and support the local economy.
Project Timeline and Engagement Opportunities
The timeline below provides an overview of the project phases, as well as the planned community engagement activities, which will include door-to-door business outreach, community events, and a public workshop. Public participation in this project is focused on providing all community members with multiple opportunities to be involved in the corridor redesign.
Scheduled Engagement Session
August 20, 2021 - La Mesa Farmers' Market
More engagement sessions coming soon!
The City has created an online survey to gather community input on this project. Click here to participate.
A La Mesa Boulevard Business Survey has also been created. Click here to participate.
The City of La Mesa is collaborating with various stakeholders and community members to make this project possible, including, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The City is working with the transportation planning firm CRA Associates to assist with community outreach and engagement, and project planning.