City installing signs to slow speeders

DOWNEY - In an effort to slow traffic in residential neighborhoods, the city is preparing to install solar-powered "vehicle speed feedback signs" that flash drivers' actual speed, along with the posted speed limit.Twenty of the signs will be installed at locations chosen by City Council members, which approved the program Tuesday. Total cost to install the signs is $222,000. The city received a $180,000 grant two years ago to fund the installation, and $42,500 in gas tax funds will cover the rest. The following streets are slated to receive the signs: •Dunrobin Avenue, between Spry Street and Washburn Road; •Donovan Street between Lakewood Boulevard and Birchdale Avenue; •Pangborn Avenue between Firestone Boulevard and Cecilia Street; •Chaney Avenue between Florence Avenue and Cecilia Street; •7th Street between Paramount Boulevard and Smallwood Avenue; •Tweedy Lane between Florence Avenue and Gallatin Road; •Rives Avenue between Stewart & Gray Road and Quill Drive; •Old River School Road between Stewart & Gray Road and Imperial Highway; •Barlin Avenue between Imperial Highway and Gardendale Street; •and Smallwood Avenue between Imperial Highway and Borson Street.

********** Published: January 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 39