NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples City Council approves funding for a project some residents have waited years for.
In just a few weeks four speed humps will go in along South Golf Drive between 3rd Street and 7th Street.
For years, drivers have used South Golf Drive as a cut through street to quickly get to and from 41 and the beach and for years residents have urged the city to step up and help put a stop to the problem.
Alice Macdonald lives right on South Golf Drive. For years, she's asked the city to help solve what she calls a very dangerous situation.
"It's just walking on the pathway on the north side of the street. Sometimes you have to jump out of the pathway onto the grass because someone is driving so fast. It's really frightening," say Macdonald.
Over the years, the city has monitored speeding with these radar machines. Within minutes, WINK caught a driver going 36 mph in the 25 mph zone.
Macdonald says, "80 percent of the people that are coming down are averaging 32-35 mph."
Macdonald lead the charge to make the change, collecting signatures throughout the neighborhood. She says more than 60 percent of the residents are on board and finally so is the City Council. In just a few weeks four speed humps will be installed. That's after the council approved spending more than $11,000 on the humps.
"I'm so happy with the city and the city council for being patient with us and being accepting of our requests all these years to get this done. We're just very pleased," says Macdonald.
City engineer George Archibald anticipates the speed humps will work to cut down on the problem and residents are hopeful they will too.
Barbara Keltner says, "If you go any faster than 20-25 mph you get a little bit of a jolt so after awhile they're going to slow down and catch on, I hope."
The city will monitor the speed humps once they go in to make sure they are in fact working to cut down on the speeding. Archibald says if necessary they will add more or make the speed humps higher if they find people are still speeding.