Speeding complaints in Sunnyvale could lead to some changes


A history of speeding complaints could prompt some changes in a Joplin neighborhood.

Residents in Sunnyvale are asking city workers to help slow down traffic that speeds through the area. Past police efforts have seen vehicles averaging ten miles an hour above the speed limit on the blocks along East 36th Street. Now city workers are considering options like installing a speed table – a version of a speed bump that’s several feet wide.

“It’s a table, it’s similar to a dip or a you know – you feel it but if you’re driving appropriately, it doesn’t rattle you,” says David Hertzberg, Joplin Public Works Director.

The city traffic commission is considering potential changes in Sunnyvale along with an overall traffic calming policy for future cases. Those recommendations will go to the city council in a couple of months.

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