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Speeding, narrow street concerns residents of Barnett Springs Street
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Leader photo by LAURA BOND Edward Bell walks up and down Barnett Springs Street each day because he works at Louisiana Tech University.

A few residents living on Barnett Springs Street are concerned about pedestrians and cyclists who travel the roadway.

They say the state-owned highway is too narrow and hilly, and most motorists travel well above the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.

“I would say the most significant problem is people speeding,” said Edward Bell, who has lived on the street for more than five years. “Almost all the time, cars are going 35, 40, 50 or 55 miles per hour. And probably 80-85 percent of the traffic does not slow down at all when they pass by pedestrians.”

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