ROXBURY — Residents met with the Board of Selectmen on Thursday evening at the Town Office to discuss ways to reduce speeding on Main Street.

The meeting followed complaints from Stan Kaubris and several other residents during the summer.

Selectman Tim Derouche said Thursday that residents could provide a list of suggestions and later evaluate the pros and cons of each suggestion.

Kaubris suggested the town look into purchasing “speed humps” that could be “installed during the summer months and taken out in the fall and winter.”

“I’m talking about speed humps, not speed bumps,” Kaubris said. “With speed bumps, cars would be slowing to 5 or 10 miles per hour. With speed humps, cars can go over them at 15 to 20 miles per hour with no problems.”

He said he researched speed humps and discovered that, on average, they cost $1,192.


“They deliver them right to your door,” Kaubris said. “They would be fastened into the road, and at the end of the season, you can take them out.”

Derouche said purchasing the amount of needed for a mile and a half road could be costly.

“You probably would need about seven speed humps for a road that size,” Derouche said.

Derouche said the speed hump option “would probably work.”

“It’s something that would likely get people to reduce their speed,” he said.

Some residents suggested the town invest in radar-equipped electronic signs that display how fast a vehicle is going.


“There are some set up on Route 2 in Rumford, and they seem to work very well,” Derouche said. “The problem is, they’re probably very expensive. On the other hand, I believe there is a program that allows you to install a sign on a temporary basis. It creates awareness.”

He told residents there are also posts that can be installed in the middle of the road that have the word “slow” printed on the side.

“By having them in the middle of the road, it makes people more aware that they should be slowing down,” Derouche said. “Unfortunately, you can’t stop people from speeding. We can only do our best to reduce it.”

Other options mentioned included appointing volunteers to pass out educational pamphlets on speeding, installing speed limit signs with flashing lights installed on the side, constructing a sidewalk for one side of the road, and installing “children at play” signs.

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