How to Put Speed Bumps on a Dirt Road

Written by luke kim
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How to Put Speed Bumps on a Dirt Road
Install a speed bump to slow cars down. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Fast cars driving through a dirt roads kick up a lot of dust, which may fly in through your window and disturb your quiet afternoon. The solution is to install some speed bumps. However, due to the nature of dirt, this may be a problem. Building and installing your own speed bumps on a dirt road is quite simple, actually; however, it will be expensive and will require some help. The process will take at most one afternoon.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Shovel
  • Stainless steel pipe 2 feet in diameter
  • Sand

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  1. 1

    Shovel out a 2-foot wide, 1-foot deep ditch across the road. Roll the stainless steel pipe right in front of the ditch.

  2. 2

    Shovel the sand into the pipe until it is full. Push the pipe into the ditch.

  3. 3

    Shovel up sand to the sides of the pipe to keep the sand from exiting the pipe.

Tips and warnings

  • Set up a warning sign to prevent yourself from getting run over.

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