Fairway approves contract for Belinder speed humps, which will be installed at no cost to city

Fairway will move forward with the installation of five permanent speed humps on Belinder Road south of Shawnee Mission Parkway. The move to permanent speed humps allows the city to fall in line with best practices, which show speed humps should be placed 500 feet apart.

The Fairway City Council is moving forward with adding five permanent speed humps on Belinder Road, south of Shawnee Mission Parkway. At Monday’s meeting, the council approved a contract with Superior Bowen for the installation of the speed humps.

The city will not spend any money on the project because Superior Bowen — whose owner, Matt Bowen, lives on Belinder Road — is donating all labor and material costs for their installation. Mayor Melanie Hepperly said the city did not ask for the donation, but she confirmed Bowen’s desire to donate after being approached by another resident.