Temporary speed tables coming Tuesday on University Avenue
Temporary speed tables along West University Avenue near the University of Florida campus are expected to be installed starting Tuesday.
There are four locations where the temporary speed tables will be set up – between Gale Lemerand Drive and Northwest 19th Street (at the stadium entrance), immediately east of Northwest 19th Street, immediately east of Northwest 16th Street and immediately west of Northwest 14th Street.
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It will take approximately one to two weeks for teams from the Florida Department of Transportation to complete construction. Motorists should plan for daytime lane closures during construction activities.
Speed tables are traffic calming devices – speed bumps are 3 inches high and 21 feet long, spanning the width of the road – that encourage reduced traffic speeds. The design of the countermeasure will require motorists to pass through them at a speed not exceeding 25 mph.
Once installed, FDOT officials will examine the impacts of any recent changes to the pavement, then assess to determine if the speed limit can be lowered to 25 mph.
These and other changes to the pavement – including repainted crosswalks and an increased presence of traffic police – are responses to several pedestrian deaths in recent months.