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.
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
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
contact Traffic Engineering at 303-987-7980 or use the
Request Lakewood form below. We will need the following
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