Residents of the Greenacres neighborhood no longer have to worry about drivers speeding through their streets to avoid traffic.
Residents purchased and installed their own unauthorized speed hump because they were worried about the safety of their children. The city’s Department of Public Works removed the speed hump a few days later.
But the city department returned to Lichfield Street Tuesday and began installing an authorized speed hump.
“The DPW traffic engineering assessed this location and determined that it did meet the standards for our program,” said Nicole Simmons, spokesperson for the City of Detroit. “Now, the residents on Lichfield have a speed cushion that meets our city specifications and is consistent with the other 1,200 speed cushions we’re installing across the city this year.”
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Residents say they are happy, but did not want to make a comment. The city plans to continue installing more speed humps in the Detroit area.
Simmons recommend that residents who would like speed cushions in their neighborhood should visit the Department of Public Works’ website to submit a request.