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New speed bumps in North St. Louis hope to address speed and crime

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Residents in the O'Fallon neighborhood in north St. Louis will notice a new addition to some of their streets. (Credit: KMOV) Residents in the O'Fallon neighborhood in north St. Louis will notice a new addition to some of their streets. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Residents in the O'Fallon neighborhood in North St. Louis will notice a new addition to some of their streets. 

Holly Avenue is the home of five new speed bumps. The street was picked because of its proximity to Yeatmen-Liddel Middle School. The block of speed bumps cost between $6,000-8,000. 

Alderman John Collins Muhammad says the funds come from the 21st Wards capitol improvement budget. The plan is to install more speed bumps on Decathlon, Red Bud, Clarence and parts of Carter Avenue. 

For Candace Williams who lives in the neighborhood, the bumps are a welcome sight.

"They steal cars in the neighborhood, and do not stop at stop signs and its a residential street so there's lot of little children here," said Williams who's lived in North St. Louis her whole life. "Maybe they would not steal as many cars if they cant get away as fast."

Collins-Muhammad said they did a speed study and found on average cars drive 35-45 miles per hour on the streets with 15 miles per hour limits. 

Some concerns in the past with speed bumps have been about snow plowing but the alderman says it just makes the process a bit more tedious, but that's why they can't install these types of traffic calming devices on larger roads like Natural Bridge. 
 

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