Detroit plans to install 4,500 speed humps in 2021
DETROIT – The City of Detroit announced an expansion of a program to install speed humps in city neighborhoods and slow speed streets. The city started testing the speed hump program in 2018 as a method to reduce speeding and improve safety in city neighborhoods. Now, under Mayor Mike Duggan’s plan, the Department of Public Works will nearly quadruple the number of speed hump installations it performs next year to 4,500, up from the previous high of 1,200 this year. For the 2021 program, the city says it has allocated $11.5 million that will come from state transportation funds, as well planned capital projects that have been reprioritized. “We know this is a priority for residents, so we are making the expansion of this effort one of our highest priorities for the next year.”The 4,500 locations for speed humps will be on streets with a 25 mph speed limit.