Traffic can get pretty fast on Williamson, one of Lakewood’s main thoroughfares from Mockingbird to White Rock Lake, irking neighbors. To slow drivers down, the city recently installed speed bumps between Sperry and Mockingbird.
“Residents paid to go through the process to have [the speed bumps],” says Councilman Mark Clayton, who represents Lakewood. “This isn’t something the city did proactively.”
While new signs on either side announce the bumps, and warn drivers to drop their speed to 20 m.p.h., it doesn’t seem to do the trick. Cars have been flying over the unstriped bumps, some even catching air. I stood out there for 5 minutes today and saw about half the cars take the bumps too fast, scraping the undercarriage with a sickening screech as they went.
According to city documents, striping should be completed in the coming weeks, but we all know the city doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to striping our streets. For now, just take it easy and save your car when traversing Williamson.
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