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
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.
Traffic Engineering at 303-987-7980 and provide the
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
If you are
experiencing a general power outage in your area, please
contact Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.