Neighbor says Austin Code ‘slow down’ signs along Oltorf. has deleted

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A woman said Austin Code Department workers this weekend removed 100 yellow signs she and her neighbors had placed along a busy stretch of West Oltorf Street in south Austin advising drivers to “drive slowly” .

Janet Mash shared photos with KXAN showing an employee in an Austin Code Compliance truck driving down the street on Saturday, picking up the “slow down” signs. The removal happened two days after KXAN reported the reasons behind the display.

The signs went between South First Street and South Lamar Blvd last week. after neighbors coordinated the demonstration last year after a hit-and-run attack in which Mash’s teenage son was injured on his bicycle.

KXAN contacted the Austin Code Department Monday morning to get information about what led to the removal of all signs. However, no response has been received at this time. This story will be updated as more details become available.

However, this part of West Oltorf will see some safety improvements, according to the Austin Transportation Department (ATD). Sometime this spring, a spokesperson said crews will begin adding cornering warning signs, speed warning signs, raised sidewalk markings and redesigned striping.

ATD also classified Oltorf between Lamar and Pleasant Valley Road as part of its High-Injury Network, which includes city streets where the highest concentration of serious injuries and fatalities occurs in Austin.

ATD staff will also look into installing electronic speed signs, called Dynamic Speed ​​Display Devices, along Oltorf. The city recently started rotating 14 of these signs in areas as another way to warn drivers and reduce the risk of serious wrecks.

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