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Lakewood Street Lighting Standards

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 standards:.  


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. 


Locals: The 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.  


Street lighting 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.


 Street Lights

To Report A Street Light Outage

Please contact Traffic Engineering at 303-987-7980 and provide the following:

  • Where is the street light located? (Please indicate the street name and nearest house number)
  • Is there a direction to the street name? (e.g., North Teller Street or South Teller Street)
  • What is the nearest cross street? 


Light Location:

  • Corner (Please indicate which corner, e.g., NW, SE, NE, SW)
  • Mid-block
  • Parking Lot
  • Alley

In addition, most street lights will have an Xcel facility tag like the one pictured above on the pole. Providing these numbers when reporting an outage is the best way to insure that Xcel will locate the problem quickly.


The City will report the outage to Xcel Energy.


To Report A General Power Outage

If you are experiencing a general power outage in your area, please contact Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.

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Contact Information:

Traffic and Transportation Engineering
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7980