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 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.
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
You will also find valuable information on protecting
your property here: http://www.lakewood.org/Police/Crime_Prevention/Protect_Your_Property/Protect_Your_Property.aspx
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.
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 http://www.xcelenergy.com/Outages_and_Emergencies/Report_Outage or
need the following information:
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.
Please allow a minimum of twelve business days for a repair to be
made. If the repair has not been made
within that time frame, contact Traffic
Engineering at 303-987-7980 or make a service request through
Request Lakewood, and the City will contact Xcel to follow
If you are experiencing a general
power outage in your area, please contact Xcel
Energy at 1-800-895-4999.