If you have noticed the removal of a speed table in your neighborhood, rest assured that it’s coming back.
The Town of Carrboro is improving many traffic calming areas around town throughout the next few weeks. Crews have already begun to remove several speed tables, including those located at Oak Avenue and Stratford Drive. Most tables will be replaced the week of Oct. 3.
Ben Schmadeke, capital projects manager, notes the importance of this special project, which responds to needs for consistency and emergency access. Tables are being replaced or improved to bring them up to current traffic standards.
Please use caution as crews work to remove current tables and install new ones. While there will be temporary markings initially, prominent permanent markings are coming. You can view a map of where these improvements will be taking place at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11815/Speed-Table-Project-Map
The Town of Carrboro maintains a process for identifying and addressing existing problems related to speeding, excessive volumes, and safety on town-maintained residential streets. Learn more https://www.carrboronc.gov/723/Driving .