Fulton's crew spends most of its days making the township roads smoother.
On Tuesday, May 28, there were adding bumps rather than taking them out.
Working with Long's Paving, the township added two permanent speed bumps to one of Fulton's shortest roads.
The asphalt bumps on Warfel Rd. replace temporary ones used for the past three years. The temporary speed bumps were removed every winter so the road could be plowed.
The township installed the original bumps to slow traffic on the half-mile-long road.
"People were going too fast and running the stop signs," said supervisor and roadmaster Mike Church.
Before installing the temporary speed bumps, the township did a speed study. Although the posted limit is 25 miles per hour, drivers were clocked going as fast as 65 miles per hour.
Warfel Rd. is a popular shortcut between Robert Fulton Highway (Rt. 222) and Nottingham Rd. (Rt. 272 South). Drivers use it to avoid the intersection of Rt. 222 and Rt. 272 in Wakefield.
"GPS directions send drivers down Warfel Rd. People use it as a shortcut, especially when they're heading to the beach," Church said.
The permanent asphalt speed bumps are taller than the temporary ones and a bit wider. The two new speed bumps are spaced about two-tenths of a mile apart.
The township has posted signs warning drivers of the two speed bumps and will post additional signs in the coming weeks. The new speed bumps will also be striped in about two weeks.
The township decided to replace the temporary bumps because they were starting to age and come apart, Church said.
The new speed bumps cost about $5,000 each to install.
"We hope they slow traffic. That road runs past several Amish farms and the entrance to a trailer park. There are too many people living along that road to have drivers going 65 miles per hour," Church said.