The City of Belle Meade will install traffic delineators along Harding Place and Jackson Boulevard.
Director of Public Works Larry Smith says delineators are used to maintain the speed limit and keep drivers within appropriate lanes. The devices will replace plastic road cones that are currently in place.
“We’ve had so much destruction of the cones, but when delineators are hit, they will pop right back up.” Smith said. “If we have to replace one, they are easy to replace and cost effective.”
According to Smith, delineators will take 125 hits at 50 MPH but should not cause damage to vehicles. The delineators will be epoxied — or glued — to the road and will stick within an hour of installation.
"[The delineators] are very cost effective as far as getting the point across for the separation of lanes," he said.
Public Works will instal 22 delineators and reserve three to use as replacements. According to Smith, six of the cones currently in place have been destructed during the past two months.
The cost for the delineators and installation of materials is $1,087. The Board of Commissioners approved the funding at its April meeting.
The next Board of Commissioners meeting is May 16 at 4 p.m. Regular meetings are held at City Hall, located at 4705 Harding Road.