Public Works

Responsibilities
The Public Works Department is responsible for:
  • Maintaining and improving the City’s infrastructure, which includes 133 miles of streets and 36 miles of storm sewers throughout the City.
  • Managing and maintaining the City’s fleet vehicles and equipment.
  • Administering all construction activities within the streets rights of way.
    The Public Works Department is also responsible for assisting the Community Development Department in reviewing commercial and residential development projects and building permit applications as related to land surveying and engineering matters.

    Public Works Mission Statement
    1. Traffic Alert - 41st Ave

      Sheridan Blvd to Pierce St closed Sat, Oct 1, 8-11am (approx) for St. Peter & Paul Cool Duo 5k Walk/Run Read On...
    2. I-70 Eastbound Over Garrison Street Project Begins Construction

      The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began construction on I-70 eastbound over Garrison Street on September 19. Working hours are M-F from 7 am-6 pm. Motorists can expect lane closures and lane shifts during the course of the project. Read On...
    3. Traffic Alert - Street Resurfacing

      Aug 15-Sep 29, M-F, 7am-5pm (approx.), Selected City Sts Read On...
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    1. New LED Street Lighting

      Notice something different about your street at night lately? Do things seem a little brighter? That’s because during the summer Xcel Energy installed LED streetlights along arterial roads throughout City of Wheat Ridge. Read on...
    2. Commuter Rail Train Testing through Arvada and Wheat Ridge

      The Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), are beginning to test commuter rail trains along the entire length of the G (formerly Gold) Line through Arvada and Wheat Ridge. Read on...
    3. G Line Testing and Commissioning Underway

      Testing is underway along the G Line from Union Station to Wheat Ridge, which opens this fall. Read on...
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