Hull appears to be well on its way toward slowing speeders on Pope Miller Road.
Construction crews completed the installation of sales tax funded speed bumps last week (Nov. 16), and the devices are working, according to mayor Paul Elkins.
“(Councilman) Wayne (Melton) said that traffic has slowed noticeably,” mayor Paul Elkins said. “And for that, they’re very thankful.”
Melton lives on Pope Miller Road.
Concerned by reports of motorists speeding through the residential area, Hull city leaders appropriated $18,198 worth of SPLOST funds in September to remedy the problem, which the council deemed a safety threat.
The speed bumps were part of a three-part road improvement SPLOST package.
The other two parts were the repaving of a pair of small, deteriorating residential streets — Cornelia Drive and Yarbrough Road. The roads were paved on Nov. 18-19.
Elkins was pleased with all three facets of the SPLOST upgrades, and the speed bumps seem to be serving their intended purpose, he said.
“It serves a purpose, and it’s an example of what can be done with SPLOST funds that are beneficial to a lot of people,” Elkins said.
The city has made an initial payment of $14,435 on the road projects, leaving a $3,763 balance to payoff.
In other news, Hull will vote on its budget at its Dec. 21 meeting which starts at 7 p.m. The city, however, will hold a budget hearing regarding the budget prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m.
The city also welcomed councilperson-elect Paige Phillips to its council meeting last week. Phillips will take over for Paul Cook in January.
Concerned Hull Citizen
12/02/09 at 01:35 PM
It is amazing that the council people in Hull are concerned about the streets they live on instead of the many other streets that are extremely more high traffic. How about expanding the city limits to more than 1 square mile and see what your citizens would VOTE on to have repaired instead of what they personally have on their adendas.