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  • Speed Bumps

     

    Existing Bumps

      Speed Bump
    • 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 resident  
    • 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 l
    • ocated 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. 

    See the entire speed bump policy (8.1.1) . 

    Last Updated: 7-26-2016