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Several Speed Bumps to be Installed on Forest Hills/Rego Park Streets

Construction workers installing speed bumps in Brooklyn (Photo DOT)

Sept. 10, 2018 By Christian Murray

Several speed bumps are going to be installed on Forest Hills and Rego Park streets.

Community Board 6 voted Thursday to give the Department of Transportation the go ahead to install four speed bumps on Austin Street between Ascan Avenue and Union Turnpike.

The bumps, which have already been approved by DOT and were recommended by Council Member Karen Koslowitz, will go up on Austin Street between Ascan Avenue and 73rd Road; 73rd Road and 75th Avenue; 75th Road and 76th Avenue; and 77th Avenue and 77th Road.

The Community Board also voted to approve the installation of a speed bump on Booth Street between 65th Road and 66th Avenue. This too was recommended by the council member’s office.

Another speed bump will be going up on Kessel Street between 74th and 74th Avenues. The public, via a petition, called on the Community Board and DOT to install one there.

The DOT has yet to say when the speed bumps will be installed. The DOT did not respond for comment prior to publication.

Austin Street between Ascan Avenue and Union Turnpike (Google Maps)

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Joseph Vitale

They should put a speed bump by 69th Avenue off of Metropolitan Avenue that’s like the NASCAR by CVS

Max from Rego Park

These speed bumps should be designed as raised crosswalks at intersections to slow down drivers where most people are crossing the street. After hitting a speed bump, a lot of drivers speed up quickly, making them useless once entering an intersection.

FoHi resident

Finally! Happy to hear about this. After seeing countless cars speeding and running stop signs, while kids and dogs are out and people generally trying to safely cross the road, this will hopefully help.


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