The Engineering Department is responsible for traffic control, monitoring, and maintenance. The City maintains 15 signalized intersections within Golden city limits through an annual contract.
To report a malfunction of signalized intersections listed in the previous report, call the Engineering Division at (303) 384-8115.
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.
- Latest Traffic Counts
- Traffic Count data on Google Earth (*Please note that you must have Google Earth installed on your computer. Download Google Earth for free here.)
- Rear Lot Access Standard Detail
The Engineering Department is responsible for Floodplain Management.
- Flood Information Brochure
- Real Time Clear Creek Gauge Data
- Real Time Flood Detection ALERT System
- Stormwater Maintenance Program
- For Elevation Certificates, see below
- General information on the National Flood Insurance Rate Program is available on the National Flood Insurance Program website.
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 following National Geodetic Survey benchmark datasheets for NGS benchmarks in Golden are provided here as a community service; the City of Golden does not maintain these benchmarks and therefore cannot guarantee their accuracy.
- KK1368 Highway 93 Near Pine Ridge Rd
- KK1369 Ford and Texas Streets
- KK1371 12th Street and Washington Ave.
- KK1372 16th and Jackson Streets
- KK1373 South Golden Road Roundabout at GHS
- KK1374South Golden Rd and Lunnonhaus Dr.
- KK1375 Ulysses St and W. 9th Ave.
- KK1376 US6 & I-70 on-ramp
- KK1377 US6 & Indiana St.
- 611 Cressman Ct.
- 715-C Arapahoe St.
- 802 23rd St.
- 823 9th St.
- 911 10th St. Fire Station
- 916 10th St. (North or Rear Unit)
- 916 10th St. South Unit
- 916 10th St. Non-Conversion Agreement
- 1000 10th St. Elevation Certificate
- 1116 10th St. Elevation Certificate
- 1217 9th St. Elevation Certificate
- 17731 W. Colfax Elevation Certificate
- 1800 Jackson St. Elevation Certificate
- 1903 Washington Ave. LOMA
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.
- Roundabout Safety Brochure
- Are Roundabouts Good for Business? A paper written by Alex Ariniello of LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc.
- Learn all about how to use Roundabouts
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.
- Street, Drainage & Sidewalk Standards
- Stormwater Standards Manual
- Project Sheet Constrained Site Standard
- Project Sheet Base Design Standards
- Checklist Regional WQCV Facility
- Checklist Regional WQCV Control Measure Standard
- Checklist Runoff Reduction Standard
- Checklist Constrained WQCV Standard
- Checklist Constrained Runoff Reduction Standard
- Checklist Constrained Pollutant Removal Standard
- Checklist WQCV Standard
- Checklist Pollutant Removal
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.