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New speed bump on Laffan Street

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The City of Hamilton has installed a new speed bump on Laffan Street. (file picture)

A new speed bump has been installed on Laffan Street, the City of Hamilton said today.

According to a spokeswoman the speed bump will serve two purposes.

“Firstly, to slow down traffic in the area and secondly, to provide added protection for a Belco fuel line, four large electrical cables and the Pembroke Marsh Canal flow pipe – all of which are installed underneath the speed bump,” said the spokeswoman.

“Previously, the top of the pipe was quite close to the surface of the road and the asphalt was cracking, causing the road to subside at that spot.

The City of Hamilton

“Further protection was needed for the pipes, fuel line and cables and there was not enough depth to install them any lower in the ground.”

The speed bump is the same profile, or size, as the one installed outside The Royal Gazette offices.

“As long as drivers proceed slowly over the speed bump, they will be able to cross it without any issues,” added the spokeswoman.

“Permanent warning signs and zigzag markings are installed on both approaches along with temporary warning signs and cones. The face of the bump is marked with arrows. There is a street light adjacent to the speed bump so it is well lit at night.”

The new speed bump has been installed near the City’s Works Depot.

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Published September 03, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Updated September 03, 2021 at 3:00 pm)

New speed bump on Laffan Street

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