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Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have other questions please feel free to call or e-mail us.

What are the flowering trees that are planted in the center medians on Highway 24?

Both the red and white flowering trees are crab apple trees.

Why don't you plow snow to the center of the street?

Piling snow in the center of a street can create a very hazardous situation. Eliminating a portion of a lane restricts traffic flow. The freeze-thaw cycle contributes to the deterioration of the pavement as well as creating problems when the melting snow freezes on the road surface every evening. This practice can also create sight obstructions for low vehicles and cause problems for residents entering and exiting their driveways.

Can the City remove the snow from my driveway?

Driveways are private property, even that portion in the City right-of-way, and are the responsibility of the owner or occupant. When you consider the large number of driveways in the City, it's just too costly and time consuming to use additional people and equipment to perform this service. Our crews do try to keep blocked driveways to a minimum.

The signal lights on US Highway 24 don't seem to be timed right. Who takes care of them?

The Colorado Department of Transportation is responsible for the lights along Highway 24. The City will take any messages regarding the working of the lights and pass that information along to C-DOT.

I have a streetlight out. Will the City fix it?

The short answer is "maybe"! The City owns some lights and some are owned by our electric service provider, IREA. Contact us and we will notify the appropriate entity.

I hit the same pothole everyday. How can I get it filled?

The City does have a pothole repair maintenance schedule. If you see a pothole please call 719-687-5293 and we will repair it as soon as possible.

What are those funny yellow speed signs downtown?

The yellow speed notifications signs are called Voluntary Speed Compliance Display signs and were placed in our downtown to alert drivers as to their driving speed. We think that many motorists don't recognize just how fast they are driving and these signs allow them to slow down voluntarily.

Is fishing allowed in City parks?

Yes, fishing is allowed in the pond at Memorial Park. All state regulations do apply to anglers when fishing.

I need traffic counts on the US Highway 24 corridor through Woodland Park. Where can I get that information?

Traffic counts are available by accessing the Colorado Department of Transportation webpage at http://www.coloradodot.info/. This webpage has a wide variety of additional information.

The cars that travel through my neighborhood drive over the speed limit. Can we have a speed hump installed to help this situation?

The City goes through a very deliberate process before we install a speed hump. We ask the Police Department to increase patrols in the area during the time that speeding is observed. We ask citizens to advise us of any changes in behavior. If speeding is still a problem, we look at other possibilities that might adjust driving behavior. A speed hump is a last resort. We determine an optimum location, contact neighbors for validation, install appropriate signage, and finally install the speed hump.

I keep hearing about a bypass around Woodland Park. What can you tell me about it?

The bypass issue started in 1975 and the bypass may occur someday. Numerous options were studied and two routes are now being considered. It is a fairly expensive project, involves numerous landowners, and is not on the State's high priority list. For current information, contact the Public Works Director.

How do I get my driveway culvert cleaned?

Driveway culverts are owned by and the responsibility of the property owner. Our City Code states that property owners are responsible for maintenance of the culvert for three feet from either end. Upon request by the property owner, the city will help clean the interior of all properly sized culverts (minimum size is 18" diameter) in the city right-of-way.  If needed, please call 687-5293 to request and schedule City crews to assist with the cleaning.

What utility services does the City offer?

The City provides water and sewer. You may call 686-9680 to have any questions answered about these services. For other services see the following links:

Baja Broadband

IREA (electric)

Black Hills Energy (Gas)

CenturyLink (telephone)

Peak Internet

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Public Works

Bill Alspach
Director / City Engineer
719.687.5213
Suzanne Brown
Administrative Assistant
719.687.5293
Keith Wilcox
Inspector
719.243.4507

220 W South Ave
P.O. Box 9007
Woodland Park, CO 80866

Phone: 719.687.5293
Fax: 719.687.5232

 

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