As part of a coordinated effort to enhance traffic safety and promote traffic calming measures that include community outreach and education, lower speed limits, four-way stops and flashing beacons, the Summit Police Department and Department of Community Services engineering division have installed speed humps in two locations on Ashland Road and two locations on Woodland Avenue. Speed humps will help lower vehicle speeds on roadways with significant vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
- One speed humps on Woodland between Bellevue Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue, and one between Wade Drive and Wallace Road.
- Two speed humps on Ashland Road between Colony Drive and Pine Grove Avenue.
Speed humps are intended to reduce driver speeds down to 10 to 15 miles per hour over the hump, and to reduce speed significantly between humps. Each speed hump is three to four inches high and approximately 12 feet wide with a ramp length of three feet.
“The process for implementing the traffic calming measures included surveys and discussions with residents in these areas,” explains Summit Police Chief Robert Weck. “The police department and engineering division will continue to work with Mayor Radest, Common Council and area residents to ensure city roadways are the safest they can possibly be for those that use them.”