An intersection in Urbana will be modified to slow down traffic near the newly opened Sugarloaf Elementary School.
Construction work began Tuesday and will continue through the week at the intersection of Lew Wallace Street, Stone Barn Drive and Urbana Pike to install speed humps and other devices to control traffic.
Workers will install a 3-inch-tall speed hump on Lew Wallace Street, and a 3-inch raised crosswalk at Stone Barn Drive and Urbana Pike.
The speed hump, about 12 feet long, is different from a traditional speed bump. Speed humps create a more gradual rise that helps snowplows to clear the road, said David Olney, of the Frederick County Division of Public Works.
Warning signs will be installed to let motorists know about the devices and alert drivers about pedestrians near a crossing for the new school.
With the school’s opening this year, many students walking to school have to move through the intersection where they haven’t had to before, Olney said.