Board Dumps Controversial Speed Tables
City hall has reversed course on planned traffic changes for the southside of La Crosse. The city's board of public works today has decided to nix large speed bumps--also known as speed tables--for 33rd street as part of a construction project this year. The board has opted to go with a combination of raised intersections at two spots along 33rd, all way stops at two other intersections and speed monitoring signs placed intermittently along the busy street. Dozens who live along 33rd showed this morning in city hall to voice their opposition to speed tables. The fire chief and head of MTU also have raised concerns about vehicle impacts and response times due to the tables.