The Bexley City School District has joined forces with the city of Bexley to slow down traffic on Main Street, particularly in the area around Montrose Elementary School, 2555 E. Main St.

The Bexley City School District has joined forces with the city of Bexley to slow down traffic on Main Street, particularly in the area around Montrose Elementary School, 2555 E. Main St.

Superintendent Mike Johnson recently met with Bexley Police Chief Larry Rhinehart and the two agreed to jointly purchase speed signs and install them on Main Street on the school zone speed zone signposts.

"Residents may have seen these signs operating throughout Bexley," Johnson said. "The signs clock a vehicle's speed and provide immediate digital feedback and a white strobe warning if it is driven five miles per hour over the limit."

The signs have been installed.

Johnson and school district representatives have been discussing safety issues with the city over the past several months, in light of the spring opening of the Piada restaurant location at the corner of Remington and East Main, across the street from Montrose Elementary.

Johnson said he plans to attend the next city safety committee meeting on Sept. 13, where the traffic pattern around Piada will be discussed.

"The signs are a good idea," school board president Joan Fishel said. "And we want to continue to closely monitor any safety issues that arise around Montrose."