Speed Bumps Coming to Orchard and Ludlow

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 at 6:18 am by
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Much needed and long-sought-after safety controls are currently underway for the immediate environs of PS 42, which is bounded by Orchard, Ludlow, and Hester. Traffic flowing within the confluence of these three side streets has been a neighborhood concern in recent years, especially given the flow of young’ins in and out of the facility.

In March of this year, Community Board 3 recommended that the Department of Transportation review whether speed bumps and stop signs were necessary to limit the inherent danger of the junction.

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Now it appears that the DOT ultimately agreed with the advisory committee, and is ready to implement change. That much is clear from all the orange pavement paint markings that surfaced within the last few weeks. Large swaths of both Orchard and Ludlow roadway were earmarked for the imminent arrival of speed bumps. There is even a new speed limit warning sign in place outside the school playground.

Skaters, get ready for some tricks…

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