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Street Maintenance

Denver Public Works repairs and improves public streets wtih services that include paving, pothole patching, curb and gutter repairs, and curb ramp installation as well maintenance tasks such as  street sweeping and  snow removal.

plow and pedestrian in snow

Snow Removal

Main streets, or most streets with stripes, are the priority for Public Works and our largest plows. These are the streets that carry most of the city’s traffic as well as emergency vehicles and public transportation.

Public Works may use anti-icer and de-icer to improve the condition of the roads, both when snow starts to fall, and after snow has accumulated on the pavement. De-icing may be accomplished with the use of “Ice Slicer,” a dry, naturally mined mix of chlorides or with liquid magnesium chloride (often referred to simply as "Mag Chloride").

For up-to-date information on Denver Public Works' snow plan, please visit

sweeper truck

Street Sweeping

Residential streets are swept once a month from April through November. Because we can't sweep under parked cars, we need your cooperation to move your car on sweeping day. Street sweeping schedules are posted on residential signs that designate the sweeping day for each side of the block.

Sign up for street sweeping reminders at After creating a simple user profile, you can arrange to receive text and/or email reminders for your street sweeping day, as well as other city services.

  • Street sweeping reduces air and water pollution.
  • Last year, street sweeping crews swept 109,953 lane miles of Denver streets and collected 52,708 cubic yards of debris. 
  • Street sweepers are 10.6 feet high and dump trucks are 12 feet high; low hanging branches present obstructions and residents should trim trees back to 13 1/2 feet above the street and alley.
  • In order to help the sweepers go through smoothly, residents should remove items from the curb on street sweeping days. 
Request a Repair

Report street and sidewalk problems to 311 using our online help form.

Report problems like: 

  • Potholes / Sinkholes
  • Ice on streets or sidewalks
  • Debris on the street
  • Icy sidewalks
Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver: Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479