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There may be a speed hump coming close to you.

Cherokee County Council will consider second reading of an ordinance described as a “traffic calming policy,” AKA speed humps, at its 5 p.m. meeting Tuesday.

Council decided to adopt the ordinance because of the high number of requests for the speed humps.

According to the ordinance, the humps can’t exceed six inches in height; and signs must be posted notifying motorists of the speed-controlling devices.

Other requirements include: a traffic study to show that speeding is a problem;

– Roads also must have an average daily traffic count of less than 3,000 vehicles; – 75% of property owners on the road must petition the county’s Roads and Bridges department to conduct a feasibility study, and 100% of the property owners adjacent to the speed humps must give their approval.

The devices can’t be removed for a year barring an extreme circumstance, the ordinance said.

A final reading and public hearing are required before the ordinance goes into effect.

The city has had a speed hump policy on the books for years.

Council meets in the first floor of the county administration building.

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