Standards, Details, Manuals, Guidelines

Transportation Standards and Details

Reference Number: PWES-001.5 

Transportation Standards and Details for the Engineering Division(PDF, 4MB)

Last Modified: 4/1/2017

Memo: October 2018 - Standard Sandstone Thickness Waiver

Denver Public Works (DPW) is implementing multiple programs to improve pedestrian mobility in the City. In doing so, DPW has received and performed research related to the existing portion of public sidewalk that is made of sandstone (flagstone). Current DPW standards require both concrete and sandstone to have equal thickness when used for sidewalk in the public right-of-way. The results of the research indicate that the compressive strength of primary source of sandstone utilized in the City for public sidewalk exceeds the minimum that is required by DPW (4,000 psi). This means that similar performance may be achieved using thinner sandstone pieces than is currently authorized.

It is therefore determined that DPW's Public Works Transportation Standards and Details for the Engineering Division (PWES-001.5), Curb & Gutter and Detached Sidewalk (Std. Dwg 5.0), Note 4, subsection b), enacted April 1, 2017 shall be waived and replaced with the following statement:

Sandstone must be at least 2-1/2" thick by 5' long (minimum) by 2' wide (minimum). Driving surfaces should be at least 4" thick.

The waiver shall take effect immediately.

Streetscape Design Manual

Reference Number: PWES-002.0

 Streetscape Design Manual(PDF, 2MB)

Last Updated: 1/1/1993

Water Quality Management Plan

Reference Number: PWES-004.0

 Water Quality Management Plan(PDF, 18MB)

Last Updated: 1/1/2004


Storm Drainage Design and Technical Criteria

Reference Number: PWES-005.1

 Storm Drainage Design and Technical Criteria(PDF, 5MB)

Last Updated: 11/1/2013

Sanitary Sewer Design Technical Criteria Manual

Reference Number: PWES-006.0

 Sanitary Sewer Design Technical Criteria Manual(PDF, 1MB)

Last Updated: 3/1/2008

Construction Activities Stormwater Manual

Reference Number: PWES-007.0

 Construction Activities Stormwater Manual(PDF, 348KB)

Last Updated: 6/1/2010


Aesthetically Enhanced Detention and Water Quality Ponds

Reference Number: PWES-008.0

 Aesthetically Enhanced Detention and Water Quality Ponds.pdf(PDF, 8MB)

Last Updated: 9/1/2010


Transportation Design Signal, Sign & Marking Standards

Reference Number: DOTI-ES-009.2

 Transportation Design Signal Sign and Marking Standards.pdf(PDF, 9MB)

Last Updated: 2/24/2022

Wastewater Capital Projects Standard Construction Specifications

Reference Number: PWES-010.0

 Wastewater_Capital_Projects_Standard_Construction_Specifications(PDF, 3MB)

Last Updated: 3/15/2016

Related: Wastewater Engineering and Construction Resources for specifications, requirements, general notes, other technical documentation 

Wastewater Management Standard Detail Drawings

Reference Number: PWES-011.2

 Wastewater_Management_Standard_Detail_Drawings.pdf(PDF, 6MB)

Last Updated: 8/20/2020

Related: Wastewater Engineering and Construction Resources for specifications, requirements, general notes, other technical documentation 

Street Lighting Design Guidelines and Details

Reference Number: PWES-012.2

 Street_Lighting_Design_Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 5MB)

Last Updated: 9/19/2019


Ultra Urban Green Infrastructure Guide

Reference Number: PWES-013.0

 Ultra_Urban_Green_Infrastructure_Guide.pdf(PDF, 26MB)

Last Updated: 3/1/2016

Report Sections

  • Introduction
  • Site-Scale Green Infrastructure Practice Selection, Design, and Maintenance
  • References
  • Fact Sheets
    • Streetside Stormwater Planter Fact Sheet
    • Bumpout Stormwater Planter Fact Sheet
    • Green Gutter Fact Sheet
    • Green Alley Fact Sheet
    • Tree Trench/Pit Fact Sheet
  • Appendices
    • Development Plan Review Checklist
    • Inspection and Maintenance Checklist
    • Plant Lists
    • Forestry Memo

Bikeway Design Guidelines

Reference Number: PWES-014.0

 Bikeway_Design_Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 10MB)

Last Updated: 6/1/2016


Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing Guidelines

Reference Number: DOTIES-015.2

 Uncontrolled_Pedestrian_Crossing_Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 3MB)

Last Updated: 4/1/2022


Small Cell Infrastructure Guidelines

Reference Number: PWES-016.1

 Small_Cell_Infrastructure_Design_Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 6MB)

Last Updated: 5/31/2019


Complete Streets Guidelines

Reference Number: DOTIES-017.0

Complete_Streets_Guidelines.pdf(PDF, 7MB)

Last updated: 2020

Denver Green Continuum Streets Guidelines