The safety of the traveling public is
the City's primary objective when installing street lights. As a matter of
policy, street lights are installed according to the following
Arterials (Major streets such as
Wadsworth and Kipling) : Lighting units (250 watt) along arterials are spaced
at a minimum of 150 feet on alternating sides of the street. All
intersections are provided with street lighting.
Collectors: (Examples include Garrison, Mississippi, 20th
Ave.): Lighting units (250 watt) along collectors are spaced at a minimum of
250 feet on alternating sides of the street. All intersections are
provided with street lighting.
developer for new housing areas zoned residential, or similarly-zoned planned
developments, installs curb or driveway lighting on a photocell for each
property instead of street lights.
units will be installed along existing local streets only upon petition of a
majority of the adjacent property owners and when the City determines there
is a traffic hazard.
The City will not install private
property lighting. Private area lighting can be purchased from Xcel Energy,
but a City permit may be required. If you would like more information on area
lighting, please contact your local Xcel Energy customer service
representative at 1-800-895-4999.
repair in the City of Lakewood is performed by Xcel Energy. If you observe a
problem with a street light, you can report the problem to Xcel at
Or you may contact Traffic Engineering
at 303-987-7980 or use the Request Lakewood
form below. We will need the following information:
In addition, most street
lights will have an Xcel facility tag like the one pictured above on the pole.
Providing these numbers when reporting a problem is the best way to ensure
that Xcel will locate the problem and fix it quickly.
If you are experiencing a
general power outage in your area, please contact
Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.