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  • Speed Bumps

    Existing Bumps

    • Existing bumps are maintained by the Road and Bridge Division.
    • Bumps may be removed through a petition process whereby at least 75 percent of the property owners or residents within the evaluation area agree that removal of a speed bump will not significantly affect the safety and welfare of children, pedestrians, property owners or residents.
    • Please contact Jefferson County at 303-271-8461 for help in determining the petition area for possible removal.

    Requests for New Speed Bumps

    • Speed bumps shall not be placed on roads located in the mountain area unless the Transportation and Engineering Division determines an unusual safety problem exists as evidenced by accident history or other unusual factors.
    • Speed bumps shall not be installed on streets designated as primary emergency response routes as defined by the fire district.
    • Speed bumps may be installed when all the following criteria are met:
      • The pavement width is 44 feet or less
      • The speed limit is 30 miles per hour or less
      • The grade of the street is 6 percent or less
      • The number of homes fronting the street exceeds 12 units per one-quarter mile or the street is immediately next to a public school
      • A traffic analysis conducted by the Transportation and Engineering Division shows the following:
        • A daily traffic count of approximately 1,000 vehicles or more with approximately 300 vehicles or more exceeding posted speed limits by 5 mpr hour or more; or
        • A daily traffic count of approximately 800 vehicles or more with approximately 240 vehicles or more exceeding posted speed limits by 5 mph and the Transportation and Engineering Division has found that conditions warrant use of speed bumps.
        • A letter from the local fire district stating that the requested speed bumps do not interfere with the district’s emergency response criteria.

     

    Process

    • Any interested citizen or resident may request a speed-bump installation by submitting a petition to the county, signed by 90 percent of the property owners or residents whose property abuts or is directly affected by excessive speed within the area.
    • Seventy-five percent of all property owners or residents must sign in support of the proposed bump. Only one signature per household shall be considered.
    • Please contact Jefferson County at 303-271-8461 for help in determining the petition area.

    Cost

    Speed bumps shall be financed on a 50-50 cost-sharing basis. Property owners or residents in the installation evaluation area will split the bill with the county. 

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    Last Updated: 10-29-2013