Speed tables request considered by Macon council

Macon is considering a program that would allow for the installation of speed tables on residential streets.

City Council’s Public Works and Engineering Committee held a public hearing on the traffic calming devices Monday evening. The proposed program would allow residents to ask that the tables, which are broader and flatter than speed bumps, be put on their streets. It would require at least 70 percent of homeowners on the street to make the request before it is considered.

If Macon’s traffic engineer determined the devices to be suitable for the request, neighbors would have to pay the cost of installation and major maintenance and repair.