Engineering

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  • Contacts:
    Vince Auriemma, City Engineer
    (303) 384-8156

    Joe Puhr, Development Review Engineer
    (303) 384-8115

    Traffic

    Bridge BuildingThe Engineering Department is responsible for traffic control, monitoring, and maintenance. The City maintains 17 signalized intersections within Golden city limits through an annual contract.

    There are two ways to report a malfunction of signalized intersections listed in the previous report:

    • Submit the information through our YourGOV application. YourGOV can be used via the Web or your mobile phone
    • Call the Engineering Division at (303) 384-8156.

    The Jefferson County Department of Transportation maintains the traffic signals on West 44th Ave & McIntyre St and also US 6 & Indiana Frontage Roads. To report a malfunction at these intersections call (303) 271-8461 or (303) 271-8472.

    All other signalized intersections (on State Highway 58, State Highway 93, US 6 or Colfax Avenue) are maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation. To report a malfunction at these State owned intersections please contact CDOT.

    Traffic counts are performed annually by the Engineering Department.

    Flood Information

    FloodingThe Engineering Department is responsible for Floodplain Management.

    In July 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the
    Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) which calls on the
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a
    number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is
    run. Some of these changes already have occurred, and others will be
    implemented in the coming months. Key provisions of the legislation will
    require the NFIP to raise rates to reflect true flood risk, make the program
    more financially stable, and change how Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates
    impact policyholders. The changes will mean premium rate increases for some—but
    not all—policyholders over time. Homeowners and business owners are encouraged
    to learn their flood risk and talk to their insurance agent to determine if
    their policy will be affected by BW-12.

    The City also participates in the Community Rating System. Under CRS, flood insurance premiums are adjusted to reflect community activities that reduce flood damage to existing buildings, manage development in areas not mapped by the NFIP, and help insurance agents obtain flood data. Flood publications are available by calling 1-800-480-2520.

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    New Construction and Inspections

    New subdivisions must conform with applicable City Specifications. The Engineering Department is responsible for working with developers and contractors to insure that these specifications are met.

    Grading

    When is a Grading Permit Required? In general, it shall be unlawful for any person to perform any grading without first obtaining a permit for such from the Public Works Department. “Grading” means the mechanical removal or deposit of any rock or soil, or any combination thereof.