The Engineering Division - in the Public Works Department - is in charge of installation of storm water drainage facilities, curb and gutter, and sidewalks in connection with street improvement projects; undergrounding overhead utility lines; traffic flow management; watercourse and drainage management; Town mapping; supervision and control of public infrastructure and capital projects; inspection and sign off for Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy.

Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy
The engineers review construction plans to ensure conformance with the Town Storm Drainage, Flood Prevention, and Water Quality and Sediment Transport Control Standards.  A final inspection is required in order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.

The Engineering Department has begun using ArcGIS, a graphical information system that ties data to maps.  This software should improve staff efficiency when retrieving and analyzing information, eliminate duplicate data entry, and supply complete and accurate data to other departments and the public.

Current Projects

Plans for the Riverwalk Pedestrian Improvements Fall 2017-

Riverwalk Pedestrian Improvements Project Update 11.16.17
The 2017 phase of the Riverwalk Pedestrian Improvements Project is scheduled to be substantially completed on Wednesday November 22, 2017. Minor construction activities may occur during the week of November 27th (mechanical work for the snowmelt system and stone masonry work); however, this work will not disrupt pedestrian or vehicle traffic and all sidewalks through the project area will be open to the public. Construction is scheduled to resume for a brief period in the summer of 2018, when a sculpture will be installed in the new plaza area and landscaping improvements will be finished.

The Riverwalk Pedestrian Improvements Project was completed in order to improve access to downtown Breckenridge through the heating and rerouting of sidewalks. Additionally, a new plaza was constructed which will feature a new art sculpture beginning in 2018. The project also aimed to improve seating, lighting, and landscaping for the area around the Riverwalk Center Lawn.

For questions about the Riverwalk Pedestrian Improvement project call

Chris McGinnis at 970-453-3183.

Available Downloads
Engineering Standards
Flood Damage Prevention
Storm Drainage Standards
Water Quality Standards
Street Standards Appendix

FEMA Flood Plan Maps

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