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UPPER TOWNSHIP — Township Committee moved last week to consider installing speed bumps on Sunset Drive in the Petersburg section of the township after several residents raised concerns about speeding.

The bumps would be constructed on Sunset Drive between California Avenue and Amanda’s Field, according to municipal engineer Paul Dietrich. He said the project would cost the township roughly $5,000 including labor.

A motion was passed at last week’s committee meeting to authorize Dietrich to move forward with the plan and to compare the cost of installing permanent speed bumps and using temporary ones made from rubberized plastic. The second part was added after Deputy Mayor Edward Barr raised concerns about the cost.

Dietrich said the township has no data that proves speed bumps make vehicles drive slower.

“It’s more of a perceived slowing down and reassurance for the neighbors,” he added.

The township has installed speed bumps on six streets and in the Amanda’s Field recreation area, according to Dietrich.

Jack Tomczuk can be reached at jtomczuk@pressofac.com or 609-272-7411.