Posted on: March 23, 2011
The South Carolina Highway Patrol will be out in full force while construction begins at Myrtle Beach’s back gate intersection, according to news reports .
Police will enforce speed limits at the construction zone to ensure construction zone worker’s safety and other drivers’ safety.
The speed limit has been reduced since construction began in early June. Officials lowered the speed limit to 45mph.
Some drivers haven’t noticed the speed limit change, which makes the roadways more unsafe.
“Lance Corporal Sonny Collins with the state’s Highway Patrol said the construction zone is now on a list of areas that gets special attention from the highway patrol because they are work zones,” according to news reports. “The visible trooper presence comes just in time for this project’s first lane closures. Monday night through Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. the inside lanes of Highway 17 will be closed.”
As a Sumter car accident attorney , I urge drivers to pay attention to speed limits to ensure their safety and to ensure they don’t get a ticket. Drivers should always follow speed limit and road laws whether they fear getting a ticket or not.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work zone car accident, contact a car accident attorney in Sumter.