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Scotch Plains Police to Install Speed Humps on Myrtle Ave. to Slow Traffic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Police Department is introducing a pilot program designed to help calm the traffic flow on "cut-through" streets that run north-south from Route 22. The first such speed hump is scheduled to be installed on Monday, Sept.19, on the 300 Block of Myrtle Ave. (between Front St. and Mountain Ave.).  

Myrtle Avenue is a 25 MPH street, unless otherwise posted. The temporary speed hump aims to slow traffic on 35/25 MPH streets down to 15 MPH.

"The area will be well signed out with a sign leading up to the hump reading ‘Speed Hump Ahead’ and another sign next to it reading ‘Speed Hump’," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. "Please take heed of this new program and pass the information on to your neighbors so that no one is caught off guard while traveling in this location."

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The police department is inviting feedback (both positive and negative) from the public on the effectiveness of this new program. Call (908) 322-7100 x103 or email Traffic Officer Jerry Brown at JBrown@ScotchPlainsPolice.org with comments. 

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