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Residents say speed bumps improving safety

Posted: 3:46 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 21:46:32Z
speed bump hump 88 and dupont westside district 66

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — A neighborhood in District 66 says new speed deterrents are making a big difference.

For about 4 months speed bumps have kept drivers from flying down 88th Street north of W. Center Rd.

The city has a Traffic Calming Program where 2/3 of property owners sign a petition for the city to investigate.

The street needs at least 1,000 cars “Average Daily Traffic,” a 25 mile an hour speed zone, and enough vehicles going over 30. The city says the area met the criteria.

Residents say they were worried about safety.

"It's worse in the afternoon after school I think, everybody's ready to get away from the high school and on with their other activities and of course that's when the young kids are home from school also and they're out with their toys," said resident Martha Christensen.

If you feel your neighborhood needs a Traffic Calming Program contact the Omaha Public Works Department to get the process going at 402-444-5250.