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Public Works Department

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The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide engineering, Geo Data and infrastructure services to the City and Community of Arvada so they can experience a safe, vibrant and prosperous community.


The City of Arvada Public Works Department mission is to provide the highest quality of services to the public. The mission is accomplished through the use of resources, technology, innovation, teamwork, and coordination with other service providers in the City.

Public Works is responsible for planning, maintaining, and improving the infrastructure of the City. This department maintains more than 1,440 lane miles of paved streets, virtually 1,000 miles of curb, gutter, sidewalks and medians, about 2,300 storm and irrigation ditches, and nearly 600,000 square feet of facilities.

The administration of Public Works oversees the day-to-day direction of the department but also sets the long-term business and budgetary goals and direction of the department through policies and directives established by the City Manager and City Council.

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  •  Street Address:
    8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002

Contact Information


Bob Manwaring


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Adopt a Street Program

The Adopt-A-Street Program is when volunteers collect litter from our community streets, parks, green belts, and waterways. Individuals or groups can volunteer to pickup litter on streets in Arvada al...

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Crosswalk Installation

Crosswalks are installed on designated walking routes for pedestrian paths or school crossings. Typically crosswalks are not painted at stop signs unless it is a major crossing. Requests for crosswalk...

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Current Road Closures

With Gold Line construction underway to Arvada, there are several road closures that will take place over the next several months. Please check the website for up-to-date road closure information...

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Flashing Left-Turn Yellow Arrows

The flashing yellow arrow replaces the circular green indication as a signal that requires a yielding left turn. The flashing left-turn yellow arrows mean left turns are permitted, but you must first ...

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Ice Removal from Streets and Gutters

Ice build-up in the gutter and edge of street that is not in the travel lane of the street or on the sidewalk will not be removed. If there is ice in the travel lane of the street or on your sidewalk...

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Noise Walls

A Noise Wall is a concrete and / or masonry structure that acts as a sound barrier between freeways and adjacent properties. The use of noise walls is determined prior to construction of a major State...

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Other (Streets - Signals - Signs)

The Arvada Street Division is responsible for maintenance and repairs of the City's street and surface drainage infrastructure. Services include: Pavement Management/Maintenance; Street Sweeping; Curb...

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If you wish to report a pothole or report a street needing repairs, please submit a service request or call 720-898-7720 with the location, and it will be checked out and taken care of as quickly as p...

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Protected-only Turn Intersections

Some intersections throughout the City do not allow drivers to turn left unless a green arrow is displaying. We call this a "Protected-Only Left Turn." In order for an intersection to have a protected...

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Revocable Temporary Street Closure

If you would like to close a residential street in your neighborhood, a no cost permit is required and can be obtained from the City's Engineering Division or online. The permit requires the approval ...

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Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Repair

Curb, gutters and sidewalks adjacent to private property are the responsibility of the property owner to repair and maintain. The City has programs to assist with the cost of repairs of curb, gutter a...

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Snow and Ice Control

During the course of a snowstorm, operators and equipment are working around the clock removing snow and ice to provide safe and passable roadways throughout the City. The City's snow plow routes do ...

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Speed Humps

Studies show that Speed Humps have mixed results in reducing speed and are not always effective. Currently the City of Arvada generally does not allow speed humps. The only current policy the City of ...

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Speed Limits

Speed limits are established based on traffic engineering surveys. These surveys include an analysis of roadway conditions, accident records, and a count of the average speed of traffic. When traffi...

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Stop Signs

Stop signs are installed at an intersection after an engineering evaluation. A variety of criteria must be met including traffic volumes and accident history. Overuse of stop signs reduces their ef...

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Street Lights

The City of Arvada contracts with Xcel Energy to provide street lighting in the City. Requests for new streetlights are received and reviewed by the City's Engineering Division. Staff will determine t...

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Street Signs and Lane Markings

New street signs and lane markings are installed in the City based upon a set of criteria in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. These criteria have been established nationally and have bee...

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Street Sweeping

If you wish to report a street that needs to be swept, please submit a service request or call 720-898-7720 and your request will be taken care of as quickly as scheduling will allow. During the wint...

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Traffic Signal Cameras

There are devices that look like cameras on traffic signals in the City to detect vehicles as they approach the intersection. The detection of vehicles is necessary to provide information to the compu...

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Traffic Signals

The City of Arvada operates and maintains more than 100 traffic signals and 128 school zone flashers placed throughout the City. Traffic signals located along state highways in the City, including Wad...

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Bike Lanes

Bike lanes are generally five feet wide and provide protection for bicycle riders by providing an area of the roadway for human powered bicycles that is free from motorized vehicle traffic. These lan...

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Public Transportation in Arvada

The City of Arvada is served by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) for public transportation. There are several bus routes that travel to various points around the City. Bus schedules are av...

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Traffic Request

The City of Arvada takes traffic concerns seriously. Please help us help you by answering a few questions. The appropriate staff to best address your concerns will provide a formal response within fou...

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There are two active railroad lines through Arvada. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) line is located south of Ralston Road and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) runs diagonally through the nort...

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