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Speed bumps could be added to county neighborhoods

Residents on War Eagle Drive could see six speed bumps. (Source: WALB) Residents on War Eagle Drive could see six speed bumps. (Source: WALB)
Jeremy Brown is a public works engineer. (Source: WALB) Jeremy Brown is a public works engineer. (Source: WALB)
Two speed bumps could be added to Barnaby Drive. (Source: WALB) Two speed bumps could be added to Barnaby Drive. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Folks in Dougherty County could see new speed bumps in the coming months. 

Dougherty County Public Works officials received complaints about two roads.

They studied the average speeds of cars traveling down Barnaby Drive and War Eagle Avenue. 

The speed limit is 30 miles an hour. 

A seven-day study showed cars were traveling an average of 35 to 40 miles per hour. 

It revealed some cars traveled over 60 miles an hour on those roads. 

The majority of residents in both areas approve the addition of the speed bumps. 

"These neighborhoods are pretty densely populated and they are mostly single-family homes. There are a lot of children in these areas. That was their main concern of petitioning to get these speed bumps installed," said Public Works engineer Jeremy Brown. 

If approved by the commission, two speed bumps would be added to Barnaby Drive.

Six would be added to War Eagle Avenue. 

County commissioners will likely vote next week. 

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