- Maintain driving lanes in City rights-of-way.
- Install and maintain all public traffic signs.
- Blue street signs signify streets accepted for maintenance by the City. Brown street signs signify streets that are privately owned and maintained by private enterprise.
- The City maintains traffic signals at Pine Grove Road, Mt. Werner Road and Central Park Drive.Traffic signals on Lincoln Avenue and U.S. Highway 40 are repaired and maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
- Lane striping on Lincoln Avenue and U.S. Highway 40 is maintained by CDOT. The City contracts to have all other streets striped.
- Street sweeping is conducted on an “as needed” basis throughout the year in downtown and mountain areas of the City. This program is successful in meeting and maintaining air quality standards set forth by the State of Colorado.
- The Streets Division offers "Spring Scoria Clean-Up" to all private property owners within City limits. During the month of April, residents may rake scoria from their yards onto the street shoulder for pick up. Give us a call when your pile is ready and we’ll put you on the schedule.
Drainage / Right-of-Way (R.O.W.) Maintenance
- Maintain the integrity of City streets including pothole management and paving.
- Maintain culverts, ditches and drainage in City rights-of-way. Homeowners are responsible for maintenance of culverts under their driveways, even if they traverse a city right-of-way.
- Private contractors and/or homeowners who perform any excavation in the City’s right-of-way are required to obtain an approved permit from the Streets Division of Public Works before the commencement of excavation.
- The City contracts a street-paving program each summer to protect street integrity and improve damaged areas. A list of streets to be improved is published before construction begins each year.
- Winter maintenance/snow removal is one of the most important functions of the Streets Division. Streets personnel are dedicated to the task of clearing 160 lane miles of streets, 6 miles of alleyways, 37 parking lots, and 105 cul-de-sacs of snow during the winter months.
- Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) plows snow from the 5 miles of U.S. Highway 40 (Lincoln Avenue) that extends through the center of town.
- The Streets Division also removes snow banks from Lincoln Avenue and connecting side streets as needed throughout the winter.