Drivers down Payson Road can expect several reminders and objects forcing vehicles to slow down in the near future. In response to several requests to address the issue of speeding down the road, the DPW plans on installing multiple devices to help cut down on cars going over the speed limit.
“We intended this to be a family friendly area for all ages,” Planning Board member Gordon Greene told the selectmen last week. “We think this is a good place to run some tests and see how well we can do.”
One place that will not see similar action if the tests are successful is Oak Street due to the street’s long and wide straightaways.
Items to be used include traffic calming tables, IDs at crosswalks reminding drivers that the walkers have the right of way, and mini-cushions similar to those used at Patriot Place.
According to Greene, the mini-cushions have been successful at the shopping center.
“I see the breaks lights go on so I know people do slow down when they do go over them,” Greene said
According to DPW head Roger Hill, the signage and plateaus are expected to arrive next month.
The estimated cost for everything is around $10,000 according to Hill.