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Monday July 6th, 2015 7:29AM

Speed limit change coming to parts of Ga. 20 in Gwinnett, Forsyth

By Staff
SUGAR HILL - Georgia DOT announces the speed limit on State Route 20 from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Gwinnett County to James Burgess Road in Forsyth County will be lowered from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour starting Monday.

This stretch of the road is being widened to four lanes - and groundbreaking for the project was held in July. (See link to earlier story below.)

"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," explained DOT District Construction Engineer, Harold Mull. "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 slowdown 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.

"Remember by Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-188), that fines are doubled in a work zone and that is for each offense up to $2,000 per offense. It will benefit your pocket and your safety for you to slow down and pay extra attention through this work zone and all other work zones in Georgia," concluded Mull.

If you would like email updates on this project, contact tpope@dot.ga.gov
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