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Unlocking the mystery behind the disappearing speed bumps in Live Oak
Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live in the Live Oak area and have noticed disappearing speed bumps of late. There was a speed bump on South Rodeo Gulch Road and several on Mattison Lane, both on the ocean side of the freeway, that no longer exist. I am not complaining. I hate speed bumps and believe they belong in parking lots and not on streets. But I was wondering why they were removed and if they will be restored. I hope not. Thanks, Joe, Live Oak A: These roads are part of a paving project by the county Redevelopment Agency, said Steve Wiesner, assistant director. “The speed bumps were removed as part of the prep work,” he said. And they will return as part of the project later this summer or fall, he added.