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Why haven’t speed humps been removed or reduced on Forest Hills and Wayne drives?

Ken Little
StarNews
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A speed hump on Colonial Drive. (StarNews file photo)

Here’s the full question:

“Why haven’t speed humps been removed or reduced on Forest Hills and Wayne drives? Speed humps were installed to slow through traffic while work on the Independence/Covil corridor from Market Street to Oleander Drive was under way. That that has been completed for years (so) why haven’t the speed humps been removed or at least reduced in number?”

And the answer:

There are no plans by the city to remove the speed humps, said Mike Kozlosky, executive director of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

He said the Forest Hills neighborhood received the original speed humps in 1994, when three brick-style speed humps were installed near Forest Hills Elementary School as a result of citizen petition requests to reduce speeding and cut through traffic on the street.

Three subsequent speed humps were approved by City Council between Market Street and Metts Avenue in February 2001, with another five approved in February 2002 between Wrightsville Avenue and Colonial Drive.

Kozlosky said that on Wayne Drive, the speed humps were installed after a citizen petition request to reduce speed limits on the street.

Three speed humps were approved by city council for Wayne Drive between Market St and Forest Hills Drive in July 1999 and an additional speed hump was approved for Wayne Drive between Market St and Forest Hills Drive in September 2000.

“The city does not plan to remove the humps on these streets. When the city’s Public Services Department resurfaces streets with speed humps, they have re-installed the speed humps,” Kozlosky said. “Most of the speed humps installed in the city were installed after residents submitted a petition for traffic calming, and the street met the criteria for an engineering study conducted by the Traffic Engineering Division.”

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3 Responses to “ Why haven’t speed humps been removed or reduced on Forest Hills and Wayne drives?”

  1. On August 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm chaz wrote:

    I think they need to stay! And more added to Wrightsville Ave in Carolina Place as well as 21st street!

  2. On August 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm Bill wrote:

    I live on Colonial Drive, and would like more speed humps installed rather than take any away. People still speed through the neighborhood all the time while cutting through from Market to Wrightsville. Its almost comical to watch people hit the humps going faster than 25 and watch their cars bottom out. This is typical even in front of Forest Hills Elementary.

  3. On August 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm Jake wrote:

    Why is the metropolitan planning organization, an advisory group, answering a question regarding speed humps on a City of Wilmington street?



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