NEW ALBANY — HWC Engineering, under the direction of the city of New Albany, is preparing to conduct a speed study along Spring Street, from Vincennes to State Street.

While officials say speed has decreased on Spring since the street was converted to two-way traffic last year, they want to collect data and see if there are areas that may need more signage or other mechanisms to slow speed.

Sally Hughes, with HWC Engineering, told the New Albany Board of Public Works & Safety Tuesday that radar detection will be placed on poles along Spring "in the next few weeks" to measure traffic for two months. Once data is collected, she will report back to the board of works.

"This will allow us to get a better understanding [of speed] and see if there are additional areas that may need a little more help," Larry Summers, city engineer, said.

In other board of works action:

• The section of Grant Line Road, from Beechwood to Jollissaint, will be closed until Oct. 30 so crews can replace a culvert. Warren Nash, president of the board, said traffic was backed up on Monon, part of the detour route, during rush hour Monday. He said the delay was caused by motorists wanting to turn left onto Beechwood Avenue.

"We need a solution of some kind," Nash said. He added that one of the things being discussed was making it a four-way stop at Monon and Beechwood, but the concern is that visibility is not good at that location.

• The section of Vincennes Street, from Grant Line to Charlestown Road, is expected to be paved this week.

• A section of Main Street will be closed near 15th Street for a sewer repair Thursday and Friday.

• The boat ramp, near the New Albany Amphitheater, will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in order for the fire department to test its equipment.

Chris Morris is an assistant editor at the News and Tribune. Contact him via email at Follow him on Twitter: @NAT_ChrisM.

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