Engineering

Mission Statement


The primary mission of the Engineering Division is to plan, develop, budget and implement projects to maintain and improve the City’s utility, street, pedestrian and bridge infrastructure.
Services Provided
 
Right of Way Permit

This permit is required for any project which excavates or opens a hole in or under the surface of any street, alley, sidewalk, public right of way or other public place.  This permit is also required for use of the City right-of-way for such issues as street closures, dumpster placements, landscaping or building material storage, sidewalk cafes, fences in the right-of- way, landscaping, and special event use of the right-of-way. All Right-of-Way permits shall have an attached Traffic Control Plan prepared by a Traffic Control Supervisor.
 
Grading Permit
This permit is required for any project which involves the movement of more than 50 cubic yards of soil or clearing more than 200 square feet of vegetation. Grading permits are typically necessary for building excavations, berms, trenching, trails, utilities, ponds, etc.
  

Public Improvements


The Engineering Division performs design, contract administration and construction and consultant management for public improvements including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, bridges, streets, City buildings and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Transportation Planning
The Engineering Division also develops and maintains the City’s Long Range Transportation Plan and other plans which include new facilities and improvements for vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle modes of travel. We work to reduce congestion on SH 82 by implementing the City’s Access Control Plan and the Corridor Optimization Plan.

Funding and Grant Acquisition


The Engineering Division applies for and manages grants for funding of capital projects through sources such as the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease district, the Colorado Municipal League, DOLA and through active participation in the Intermountain Transportation Planning Region.
CDOT and State Coordination of Large Projects on SH82 and I-70 


GIS Mapping and Surveying


The Engineering Division is working to complete the City’s utility maps for water, sanitary sewer, electric and broadband utilities. We also update utility and street mapping with as built information and prepare easements and legal descriptions for a range of different purposes.


Development Review and Revision to the Engineering Standards


Right of Way Management


The Division administers right of way permits and performs inspections to ensure compliance with the municipal code.

Flood Plain and Geologic Hazards Management