Speed tables slow Wildrose traffic
After their first month in operation, Minden’s new speed tables are getting mixed revues.
One resident wrote that they make too much noise, while another resident apparently would like one added.
The speed tables were installed on Wildrose Avenue on June 23, with the one on Deseret earlier this month.
Resident Charles Gilles said that the noise speed tables are making near his front door prevents him from leaving his door open to enjoy the breeze.
Minden Town Manager Jenifer Davidson said she has a request from someone to place one of the speed tables in front of their house.
The speed tables were a compromise after residents of Wildrose and Deseret complained people were using their streets as a bypass around Highway 395.
Residents sought to have the speed limit lowered to 15 mph and to have stop signs installed along the routes to slow down traffic, and perhaps discourage motorists from going that way.
The request got to county commissioners, who said the town should have responsibility for speed limits and traffic control within its boundaries.
However, as part of that approval, the town must comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices which sets requirements for a stop sign or speed limit.
After town engineers found that the stop signs weren’t warranted, the speed tables were suggested to slow traffic.
Davidson said that town staff will monitor traffic on the roads, and could present a report at the board’s September meeting.