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Pearl District homeowners voice concern over speeding after car crashes onto property

Posted at 9:12 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 23:07:28-05

Neighbors said traffic is increasing in the Pearl District and with it, speeding drivers. Some homeowners tell 2 Works for You they've complained to the city after noticing some cars go 80 in a residential while the neighborhood revitalizes.

"Everything is just a work in progress. You pick your battles, one battle at a time. We've combatted some of the homes in the area that were run down, investors are coming in left and right, they're taking care of that issue so I guess we just have to keep plugging along," Jason Eurich said.

Concern peaked for neighbors over the weekend when a car blew through the stop sign, hopped the curb, and then went through the fence of a house undergoing renovation.

"It's a two-month old fence. The rock wall that they completely blew through is from the 1940s. It's just... it's pretty frustrating as you can imagine," John Melton said.

The property owner bought the house four months ago and is currently trying to put it on the market. Melton said this will likely cost about $4,000 in damage. In the meantime, these close calls have become an ongoing problem.

"I've seen people speeding out of the Quiktrip and getting out of here and there are a ton of people walking everywhere around here so it's kind of surprising. Thank god nobody was in front of that fence becaue as you can see the guy didn't even know what was going on," Melton said.

Staff with the city said there isn't funding to add new speed bumps right now, but they are still taking applications with the goal of more money for these changes later this year.

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