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Street Lighting Standards

Street Lights rev 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 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 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.


The City does not install private property lighting. If you are concerned about the security of your home or other possessions, please consider installing additional lighting on your home.


See additional information from Lakewood Police about protecting your property.


Private area lighting can also be purchased from Xcel Energy, but a City permit may be required for installation.  If you would like more information on security lighting for your personal property, please contact Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.



To Report A Street Light Problem


Xcel Energy owns and maintains over 7,500 street lights for the City of Lakewood.  To report an outage or other problem with an Xcel light, visit or call 1-800-895-4999.


You will need the following information:

  • The address closest to the problem

  • The nearest cross street or intersection

  • Light location such as corner, mid-block, alley, front yard, etc.


In addition, most light poles have an Xcel tag with a series of numbers on it.  Providing these numbers when reporting a problem is the best way to ensure Xcel can locate the problem light.



Street Light Pole


Please allow a minimum of twelve business days for a repair to be made.             


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
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7980