BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23 on an ordinance authorizing the installation of speed humps on Wesley Avenue.

The best traffic calming solution for Wesley Avenue in the borough would be the creation of speed humps, according to a study conducted by consulting engineer H. Ney Associates of Freehold.

The engineer recommended the installation of two speed humps on Wesley Avenue between Anderson Hill Road and the curve that leads to Church Street. Ney selected two locations that would minimize the impact to residential frontages and driveways “while still providing adequate spacing to impact traffic speeds.”

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Residents of Wesley Avenue had expressed their concerns about vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit of 15 mph on the street. Ney consulted with the Bernardsville Police Department and the Public Works Department to review the engineer’s findings during the study conducted in July.

The police department gathered data over a nine-day period last winter showing that only 14 percent of the vehicles clocked were going 15 mph or less, and 59 percent were exceeding 20 mph.

The Bernardsville Borough Council has sent an inquiry to the engineer asking for clarification regarding both the height of the proposed speed humps and the projected effect that their installation would have on reducing the incidences of speeding on the street.