Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night approved the installation of speed humps on several residential streets near Prospect Road, streets that neighbors say drivers use to avoid Prospect, which is in bad shape and scheduled for re-construction.
Several residents of Dwight Street spoke in favor of the temporary speed humps, which would be placed on Dwight, Hemphill and Stanley. The speed humps – on in each block, for a total of six – will cost the city $18,000
Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson suggested there are other parts of the city that could benefit from speed humps. Council member Pete Murdock said the city could budget specifically for speed humps like surrounding communities do.
Mayor Paul Schreiber said he preferred the city have a policy on speed humps in place before tackling the issue for an individual neighborhood. He cast the lone "no" vote on the issue.
Prospect Road is scheduled for re-construction in 2015.
Hear public comment in favor of the speed humps.