Snow / Ice Control
The City of Golden is a foothills community that typically requires snow and ice control of all City streets during a storm event. Streets are plowed on a priority basis; primary, secondary, then residential. There are over 241 lane miles of streets within Golden that are maintained.
The Street Division sweeps the entire city an average of 12 times per year. Sweeping is performed year-round. During the winter season, we pick up any sand residue material that may be left from de-icing material. In the spring, we have our “Spring Street Sweeping Cleanup” of all City streets that allows residents to sweep their sidewalks into the street prior to us coming through with a sweeper. Summer sweeping consists of sweeping the downtown area every Tuesday and the rest of the City on a rotating basis. In the fall, leaves are swept.
- Street Sweeping Plan (pdf)
There are two ways to report potholes. Once reported, an attempt will be made to patch the pothole within 48 hours, weather permitting.
1. Submit the information through our YourGov application. YourGOV can be used via the Web or your mobile phone.
2. Call the Street Division with the location of the pothole, the callers name and phone number at 303-384-8155.
Crack sealing is performed in the spring and again in the fall to minimize potholes from forming. A ‘Pothole Hotline’ program runs for 5 weeks beginning in April that will provide prizes each week for the largest pothole reported each week.
Right of Way Permits
“Right of Way” or “ROW” is typically considered the back of the sidewalk on one side of the street to the back of sidewalk across the street. Any work within the City Right of Way requires a permit. This would include utility work in the street, sidewalk replacement, or placement of a dumpster or landscaping materials in front of your home.
- Right of Way Permit Application (pdf)
- Traffic Control Plans (pdf)
- Right of Way Permit Requirements and Inspection Information (pdf)
- Street Cut Spec SC-1 (Utility Installation in Paved Areas) (pdf)
The City of Golden contracts with Xcel Energy for all street light repair and maintenance. There are two ways to report street light outages:
1. Call 1-800-895-1999
2. Visit the Xcel website
Other Street Division Maintenance Duties:
Signage – damage, graffiti removal (new signage is performed by the Engineering Division)
Guardrail / Barricades
Edge of Road