Hiller Road to get long-awaited speed hump

SPEED PROBLEM Traffic near the intersection of Hiller Road and the Hammond Trail often travels too fast and neighbors want something done about the problem. Matt Filar | Union

Mad River Union

McKINLEYVILLE – Construction is scheduled to begin next week on a speed hump on Hiller Road at its intersection with the Hammond Trail in McKinleyville.

Residents of the neighborhood, tucked between U.S. Highway 101 and the Mad River, have long complained about cars speeding down Hiller Road.

The work is being donated by  Wahlund Construction and Mercer-Fraser. Traffic through the construction site will be restricted with detour signs for Ocean Drive to School Road until the project is completed. 

The speed hump will take one day to construct. According to Humboldt County Public Works, the work is scheduled for sometime between Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 23. 

“Installation of this speed hump will calm traffic on Hiller Road and provide a safer crosswalk for users of the Hammond Trail,” according to a press release from Public Works. “The County of Humboldt wishes to thank the residents for their support. A special thanks to Wahlund Construction, the Mercer-Fraser Co. and Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) for volunteering to do this work for the community.” 

If you have any concerns or questions, contact  Bob Bronkall at (707) 445-7205 or Fifth District Supervisor Steve Madrone at (707) 476-2395.

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One Comment;

  1. John Miller said:

    Speed bump or not, there should be a stop sign on Hiller Road at the Hammond Trail crossing.