Eligibility requirements of the speed hump installation policy.

The following criteria must be satisfied for a street to be considered eligible for speed hump installation.

  1. The street should be primarily residential and have a 25 mph. speed limit.
  2. Vehicle speeds measured by radar during a study conducted by the city, or its contractor will be used to establish the 85th percentile speed for the street. This street speed must be 5 mph above the legal speed limit for consideration of speed hump installation. Typically, street speeds up to 35mph will be cases for increased enforcement and street speeds 35mph or greater will be cases for targeted enforcement and evaluated for speed hump installation.
  3. There must be no more than one moving lane of traffic in each direction.
  4. Traffic volumes must be more than 800 but less than 3,000 vehicles, two-way volume, per 24-hour period.
  5. The street must not have curves or grades that prevent safe placement of the humps. Driver must have a minimum of 225’ sight-distance of the hump.
  6. Speed humps should not be installed on streets near a fire station or that serves as the primary response routes.
  7. Speed hump should not be placed directly in front of a residence, within 10’ of a driveway or a mailbox.
  8. A petition that documents that a minimum of 2/3 of the property owners on a low-density residential street supports the installation of speed humps. If response cards are sent to property owners by the City of St. Matthews, 2/ 3 of those responding by the stated response date, will determine the support of the installation of speed humps.

To inquire about having speed humps considered for your residential street, contact the city engineer at 502-899-2518 during the following office hours. Monday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 noon.