Speed humps being installed on some St. Louis streets

A speed hump being installed in North St. Louis. Credit: KMOV

Speed humps are being installed in one north St. Louis ward to slow down drivers.

The installation is taking place after Ward 27 Alderman Chris Carter identified 11 spots in his ward where speeding is a problem. After a speed study was completed in 2016, the St. Louis Street Department decided to go forward with installing the speed humps.

The speed humps are paid for out of the Ward Capitol Fund.

“It is a visual reminder when you come to I and you see the sign and approach it, that there is something in the roadway. It acts as another reminder to do just that, slow down. Neighborhood streets are not for speeding through,” said Jamie Wilson, a traffic engineer with the St. Louis Streets Department.

The speed humps are 3.5 inches high, and five gradual rise and fall for cars to go over. Officials say emergency vehicles can over them easily.

While the first speed humps are being installed in North City, Wilson says aldermen from other parts of the city want them in their neighborhoods.

Speed humps won’t be placed on snow routes.

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