Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Fixes for Garrison St. in works

Temporary speed bumbs installed to slow cars

By Terry Flynn
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FORT THOMAS — Cars appear to be moving more slowly on Garrison Avenue since the city installed temporary speed bumps, but the final solution to traffic problems is still weeks away.

(Patrick Reddy photo)
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        Garrison was the scene of a fatal accident June 28 when 10-year-old Stephen Schroder was struck by a car. The driver was charged with manslaughter, and police said he was traveling as least 40 mph in a 25-mph zone.

        Residents complained to city officials that drivers regularly used the one-way street as a short cut to River Road and Ky. 8, at speeds often above the 25-mph limit.

        “We wanted to do something immediately to show the residents we mean business about slowing traffic on Garrison,” City Administrator Jeff Earlywine said Tuesday. “We purchased the (plastic) temporary speed bumps and installed them while we work on a permanent plan.”

        The city had previously installed “No Thru Traffic” signs.

        Mr. Earlywine and other city officials will meet with Garrison residents at 4 p.m. today to discuss plans that may include permanent speed “humps” that are much longer than the speed bumps, or islands that would force drivers to slow.


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