Township Will Install Speed Humps in Hilton Neighborhood
Officials hope to calm and reduce traffic in the area.
Maplewood Township will install speed humps on Jacoby, 44th, Harding, and Brown Streets in an effort to calm traffic in the East Hilton neighborhood, said Township Engineer Thomas Malavasi.
"They will be installed within the next three to four weeks," said Malavasi. He presented the plan to residents at a meeting last week at the DeHart Community Center, where various township officials discussed their plans to address crime, traffic, litter and other issues in the East Hilton/Jacoby Street area.
The humps are intended as a traffic calming measure in response to numerous complaints of speeding on those streets.
"A lot of people are using the streets as shortcuts," said Malavasi.
Malavasi said the township had installed speed humps on other "cut-through" streets, including Sommer Avenue and Girard Place, and Kensington and North Terraces near Columbia High School. He said they had been successful at reducing both the speed and volume of traffic.
Malavasi said the residents responded positively to the plan. "They were all in favor" of it, he said.
Mayor Vic DeLuca said the plan was "very well received by those attending the meeting."