Two Evans neighborhoods are in line for new speed humps.
A car drives slowly over a speed hump on Rivershyre Drive in Evans. At Thursday's public works committee meeting, Columbia County commissioners approved six speed humps for Hardy Pointe Drive in Hardy Pointe subdivision and five for Walnut Hill Drive in Walnut Hill subdivision. The humps must be approved by the full county commission.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
The humps, a total of six for Hardy Pointe Drive in Hardy Pointe subdivision and five for Walnut Hill Drive in Walnut Hill subdivision, were given approval by county commissioners at a Thursday public works committee meeting.
Several members of each neighborhood attended the meeting to show their support for installing the speed humps in their subdivisions, saying they're needed because motorists drive too fast through the areas, placing children at risk.
"It's been three years for us attempting to get these,'' said David Anna, a resident of Walnut Hill subdivision.
Residents were told the issue will go before the full commission for final approval at its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Evans Government Center Auditorium.
County officials told residents that once approved, it would take about four to six weeks for construction.
In other action at Thursday's meeting, committee members voted to approve the establishment of a no-parking zone on portions of Gibbs Road.
Lately, commissioners have said, residents on Gibbs Road have called to complain about Evans High School students parking along Gibbs instead of in the school parking lot.
Schools Superintendent Tommy Price recently told commissioners the school board could pass a rule requiring the students to park on campus, but he said enforcement would be nearly impossible.
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