COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) — On Monday night, the Commerce City Council approved the placement of speed bumps around all schools.
The decision comes on the heels of last week’s deadly hit-and-run of a 16-year-old near a school.
That specific intersection is technically in Adams County, but ahead of Monday’s meeting, the city said they are looking to improve traffic safety and are also working with Adams County to prevent future incidents.
“This will actually be mid-block,” Commerce City Mayor Benjamin Huseman told reporters. “It will help to slow vehicles down. Also, it will provide another, safer means for their kids and their families to be able to cross the street to and from school.”
Huseman said the speed bumps will be approximately eight to 10 feet long and should be in place by the fall.
Meantime at 76th Avenue and Leyden Street, the makeshift memorial for Kara Kincaid continues to grow.
Monday afternoon, Kincaid’s mother, along with other family members, stopped by the site. She said she has come by every day since the tragedy.
Authorities continue to search for the red Dodge Magnum which they said was driven by the hit-and-run suspect.