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Speed Humps on Trestle Road Estimated to Cost $14,000

Plum Borough officials are considering awarding a bid for three speed humps along the road.

After performing a traffic calming study on Trestle Road, Plum officials are considering installing three speed humps.

On Monday, borough council is expected to vote on the matter. During council's work session earlier this week, assistant borough manager Greg Bachy said officials received two bids for the project—the lowest came in at close to $14,000.

Borough officials originally had estimated that the project could cost $25,000. The cost includes paving, striping/painting and signage.

Residents of Trestle Road have asked council for some relief from speeding motorists, saying , particularly motorists who cut through when rush hour traffic backs up on Monroeville-Trestle Road, which intersects with Saltsburg Road near shop.

A found that the average speed of those traveling the road is 42 miles per hour. The speed limit on the road is 25 miles per hour.

Some council members expressed concern about setting a precedence by installing the speed humps, however, borough solicitor Bruce Dice said officials can take requests on a case-by-case basis.

Mayor Rich Hrivnak agreed, adding that they would try the speed humps on the road, and if for some reason they don't work, they can always pull them out.

Here are some other items on Monday's agenda:

  • The hiring of a part-time code enforcement officer
  • Awarding a contract for a storm sewer project on Beech Road
  • Awarding a contract for a storm sewer project on Oblock Road/Ohiopyle Drive

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