Apply for a Right of Way Permit/Traffic Control Plan

A right of way permit is required for construction within any public street or easement. There are two types of permit forms available. A utility permit is required for all licensed contractors doing work for Xcel, Qwest, and cable companies in Arvada. A general permit is for all other licensed contractors. These two permit forms are available for you to download.

Work within any City street or sidewalk requires a traffic control plan that must be submitted to the City of Arvada  Engineering Division for review and approval.  Except in the case of emergency repair work, traffic control plans should be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of the start of the work. A copy of the approved traffic control plan shall be kept on the job site at all times. The following rules and guidelines apply to all traffic control plans in the city:

  • Hours of construction for Arterial and Collector streets are between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM and are strictly enforced. Construction hours on local streets are in accordance with the City's Noise Ordinance, and are generally limited to between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM . All working hours are Monday - Friday excluding holidays. Work during other times must first be approved by the City.
  • If modifications are required to an approved traffic control plan, a revised plan must be submitted to the Traffic Engineering Division for review and approval.
  • When preparing a traffic control plan contractors are encouraged to make a site visit before completing the plan. Access to all area properties (and businesses) should be included in traffic control plans.
  • Unless otherwise pre-approved by the Traffic Engineering Division, all streets must be left open to local traffic and emergency vehicle access.
  • All barricading shall be done in accordance with the MUTCD. If barricades are to be left up overnight they must be lit. It is the contractor's responsibility to field inspect the work site after dark to insure that all lights are operating properly.
  • Traffic Control Plans must consider bicycle and pedestrian traffic and provide accommodations for these modes of travel.
  • Upon completion of work for the day all construction signs must be made so that they are not visible to traffic and do not pose a hazard to vehicles, bicycles and/or pedestrians.