ACHD begins installing radar speed signs

Posted at 6:00 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 20:00:39-04

The Ada County Highway District is starting the prep work to install radar speed signs to remind drivers to slow down at 50 different locations in Ada County.

The speed signs will be solar-powered and will warn drivers when they are moving too fast. While the signs won't be tied to tickets, ACHD officials say this is an inexpensive way to try and prevent accidents on roads that were identified in a recent survey as needing extra attention. 

"It's always very important for people to follow the speed limits. Speed limits are put in place to protect pedestrians and other people on the street as well as the motorists, so they're very important for the safety of everyone," Nicole Pineda with ACHD said. 

The price tag for the signs and the contractor to install them comes in at around $130,000. ACHD plans to do a study to see if the signs are having an impact after a time in place.