Detroit neighborhoods to get speed humps to 'improve traffic safety'

Posted at 4:41 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 12:05:10-04

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works is piloting a new plan to keep neighborhood streets safe. 

Mayor Mike Duggan says selected streets will get speed humps installed in order to slow down drivers. 

The streets were chosen based on speeding complaints from neighbors and proximity to schools and parks. 

One pilot location has been selected for each of the city's seven city council districts: 

  • Puritan between Warwick and Avon (District 1)
  • Curtis between Greenfield and Coyle (District 2)
  • Fenelon between Outer Drive and Amrad (District 3)
  • Lakepointe between Morang and Moross (District 4)
  • Lawrence between Lawton and Linwood (District 5)
  • Prairie between Joy Road and Alaska (District 6)
  • Strathmoor between Chicage and Elmira (District 7)

The city will also install signs alerting drivers of the approaching humps. 

Installation is scheduled to be complete this month.

Officials will monitor traffic to determine whether the speed humps will be permanent and other locations to install them.