Pewee Valley to add speed hump on Mount Mercy Drive

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

To slow traffic outside Pewee Valley Town Hall, officials decided Monday to purchase a removable speed hump to install on Mount Mercy Drive. 

Mayor Bob Rogers said speeding on Mount Mercy Drive near town hall and the doctor’s office next door puts pedestrians at risk. The town council lowered the speed limit on Mount Mercy from 25 to 15 mph, but Rogers and other council members agree that speeding continues to be a problem. 

Council member Dick Filippini said he often walks along Mount Mercy and encounters lots of traffic, especially when an event is taking place at St. Aloysius Church. 

Council member Bethany Major said Mount Mercy is busy when drivers attempt to beat the train, or when I-71 is shut down and traffic is heavy along Ky. 146. 

Council members decided to order one speed hump and will consider purchasing additional speed humps for other portions of Mount Mercy and Rollington Road. 

It will be removed when inclement weather is forecast so snow plows can pass through.