'Speed signs' coming to a street near you

DOWNEY - Up to 10 solar-powered "speed feedback signs" should be installed and in operation within eight months, according to a report by Public Works Director Brian Ragland presented at Tuesday's City Council meeting.According to the report, the city received $180,000 from a Highway Safety Improvement Program grant to pay for the semi-permanent signs, which flash drivers their speed as they drive past. The city is in the midst of conducting traffic studies to determine where the signs are most needed. Residents were invited to apply for traffic calming measures last year, after Councilman David Gafin initiated efforts to alleviate traffic problems. -Eric Pierce, City Editor

********** Published: March 12, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 47