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May 25, 2012
Contact: Robert Johnson 602-402-1294
Goodyear Neighborhood Gets Help Slowing Traffic Just in Time for End of School Year, Memorial Day
12 Speed Cushions installed in North Subdivision
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Motorists driving through Goodyear’s North Subdivision neighborhood will need to slow down as they maneuver a series of twelve speed cushions installed today on four of the area’s busiest streets.
The work comes just in time for the end of the school year and the Memorial Day weekend in a neighborhood full of children.
“Our children will be safer crossing our streets,” according to Chuck Watson, president of the North Subdivision Neighborhood Alliance. Watson was part of the group that worked with the City to get the project approved.
The speed cushions are installed at key points along Manzanita Drive, Palo Verde Drive, Via Villa Street and Central Avenue. They are wider and longer than speed humps and are built in a series of three as a way to slow traffic on a longer stretch of roadway. They are built from asphalt and are permanent additions to the street.
Goodyear Traffic Engineer Luke Albert said the neighborhood did everything right in bringing the project to City Hall.
“They worked together as neighbors, gathered petitions, helped us understand their concerns, and then supported our efforts to get the project designed and funded,” Albert said.
“There are those who say government doesn’t work for the people anymore. I say this is a prime example of government and citizens working together to solve a problem before a tragedy occurred,” Watson said.
The project was approved by the City Council last November at a cost of $45,000.
The North Subdivision neighborhood was opened in the 1970’s and includes 300 homes, three apartment complexes and about 500 children.
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