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Alderman Takes No Action on Speed Bumps, Road Closure

A majority of citizens attending the May 22nd meeting of the Lexington City Board were there to address the issues of speed bumps and a road that connects the Eastern Shores subdivision with Beasley Place.
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After hearing from citizens for and against speed bumps in the Eastern Shores subdivision and discussing a road connecting Harbor Drive with Pine Cone Drive, the board took no action leaving the issue open for future debate.

Currently no meetings have been called to further discuss the matter.

Aldermen faced a larger than normal audience as they tackled the bumpy subject of traffic control measures to address speeding issues on city streets. Earlier in the month, city public works employees erected new speed bumps on Easter Shores Drive and on Maywood Drive, but the first version of those bumps brought an outcry from some citizens who deemed them too extreme. A few days after those initial installations the city removed them and replaced them with a smaller more gradual bump.

“We are about to have a speed bump on every street in town,” Alderman Gabe Williams observed at one point in the discussion. Williams also said the city needs to…

For complete coverage, see the May 24th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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