Speed tables off the table in Lantana

The implementation of a unique device to deter speeding in Lantana is no longer under consideration.

Fresh Water Supply District #7 board members made a motion to deny installing speed tables on Stacee Lane at their monthly board meeting on Nov. 14.

A speed table is a traffic calming device designed as an elongated speed bump with a flat section in the middle that allows cars to drive over them without slowing as significantly as they would with speed bumps.

Lantana General Manager Kevin Mercer said one of the reasons the #7 board nixed the speed tables was that they were not recommended in the traffic study commissioned by the district that was performed late last year.

“They also slow down emergency vehicle response times and the board did not agree with the costs involved,” said Mercer.

Mercer said board members directed him to get a quote on the purchase of additional radar speed feedback signs for Stacee Lane to deter speeding.

“They felt the speed feedback signs would be more effective and better accepted,” said Mercer.

Quotes for speed tables came in between $10,575 and $13,575 each. The boards in March approved the purchase of two portable radar speed feedback signs at a cost of $8,800 to use on Lantana Trail.

The board is expected to discuss radar speed feedback signs at their December meeting.

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