It is the responsibility of the Town of Berthoud Street Department to provide periodic maintenance on the streets, pavement markings and traffic control. With a staff of three, the department seals cracks, patches potholes, paints pavement markings, and replaces street signs. The Department is also responsible for street sweeping and snow maintenance.
The Street Department also routinely assists with "Special Events" and projects as needed.
Department responsibilities include:
Repair and maintenance of streets
Repair and maintenance of curbs, gutters and sidewalks
Repair and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings
Repair and maintenance of town owned street lighting
Special event support
Snow plowing and removal
The Division is also responsible for maintaining the storm drainage system and managing programs to reduce the level of pollution reaching our streams and waterways. This includes implementing locally adopted programs as well as meeting state and federal standards.
The Streets department works to clear snow and ice from city streets on prioritized basis driven by the amount of snow and the traffic impact of a particular street. The Town's Parks and Recreation Department also removes snow from town property and major trails. Property and business owners are required to clear snow and ice from their property based on town ordinances. To read the full Snow and Ice Removal Plan, click HERE.
Storm Water Compliance Program
Water in our storm drains flows untreated into our waterways. The purpose of the storm water program is to prevent urban pollutants from reaching our rivers and streams.
In March, 2003, the Town of Berthoud adopted a Storm water Quality Management Plan in compliance with the Phase 2 requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulation. The goal of the Plan is to protect storm water quality by controlling and/or eliminating pollutant discharges into storm water sewer systems.
The regulation requires Berthoud to administer a group of programs to assure water quality is maintained. It also requires any individual or entity, planning construction activities that involve disturbance of one acre or greater, to design and implement erosion control and water quality measures into such activities and obtain a storm water permit from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
What a Resident Can Do To Protect Water Quality
Cleaning up after your pet.
Washing your vehicle at a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its wastewater, or wash your car on your yard so the water soaks into the ground.
Repairing automotive leaks and legally dispose of used auto fluids.
Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly, or not at all.
Monitor your lawn watering requirements and don't over water.
Sending nothing to the storm drain but rain!
For more information on storm water requirements:
In 2016 a project will begin to replace most of the street lighting in Berthoud to modern lower maintenance LED lighting.
The Streets division will be testing a new compound for pot hole repair that is expected to increase the effectiveness of the repair at a lower cost.
Follow progress on the I-25 construction project between Johnstown and Fort Collins on CDOT's website.