According to a Georgia Department of Transportation announcement, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph from 45 beginning Monday, Nov. 4. The change will take effect from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Gwinnett County to James Burgess Road in Forsyth County.
“In our active work zones the speed limit is lowered by 10 miles per hour twenty four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the life of the project,” DOT District Construction Engineer Harold Mull said in the release. “It is a safety decision, for the safety of people driving through the area and for workers in the area.
"It is absolutely imperative that drivers slow down in the work zone. There will be dozens of pieces of equipment and people working in or near State Route 20 at all times of the day. We must maintain a slower, consistent pace of traffic.”
Changeable message signs, new speed limit signs with flags attached, and speed reduction warning signs will be in place to warn motorists of the change, the DOT release said.
The DOT release also advised that fines are doubled in a work zone for each offense, up to $2,000 per offense.
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