Street Division

Road & Curb Repair

The Street Division repairs potholes, sunken roadway areas, and in certain instances curbs and gutters. Areas dangerous to pedestrians or vehicles should be reported to the Street Division at 719-685-2558, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Street Cut/Excavation Permit

Per City Code Chapter 12.04, no alteration or change of any public street or its adjacent gutters, drains, driveways, sides, curbs or sidewalks shall be allowed without a permit being issued. View an application and instructions (PDF). Submit completed applications via email to Reggie Thompson. Please note that submitted street cut requests must be approved by the Street Superintendent and this process can take up to two business days. 

Call the Streets Division at 719-685-2610 with any questions. If you wish to pay via credit or debit card, please fill out our credit card authorization form (PDF) and submit it with your permit application. You will be notified when your permit is approved.

Street Sweeping

From April through November, the Street Division sweeps busy arterial and collector streets an average of every ten days. Residential streets are swept an average of four times every ten days. Following snowstorms, the City sweeps sand and debris from arterial and collector streets as soon as possible. Minor collector and residential streets that have been sanded are swept every three weeks, weather permitting. 

For additional information, or to report an area that needs immediate attention, please call the Street Division at 719-685-2558, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Snow Removal & Ice Control

Public Service’s snow removal priority is to first plow and sand the school bus routes once a snowstorm begins. After these streets are in an acceptable condition, the City starts plowing residential streets. View Snow Event Procedures (PDF).

During a snow emergency, our road crews work around the clock to clear roadways. You may not see plows and spreader trucks on secondary routes, as our crews are working to keep primary routes open. Typically, it will take up to eight hours to plow and sand Manitou’s streets during a heavy snow.

Public Services applies a mix of 10% coarse rock salt and 90% coarse sand for traction material. Two passes of the snowplow are needed to make the streets passable.

Resident Assistance

Please note that snowplowing operations will result in windrows blocking driveway entrances. Property owners are responsible for clearing snow from their driveway entrances and sidewalks within 24 hours of the snowstorm’s end.

The City of Manitou Springs requests that residents assist with snow removal in the following ways:

  • Snow should not be shoveled into a driveway or into the street, as this will require additional plowing. Rather, snow should be shoveled onto lawns or close to the curb.
  • In heavy snows, parking spaces should be sacrificed to pile snow.

These efforts will allow passage of emergency vehicles and other vehicular traffic.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact Public Services during regular business hours at 719-685-2558.

For after-hours emergencies only, please call Manitou Springs Police Department Dispatch at 719-390-5555.