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Crackdown Coming in Charleston Work Zone Speeding


State police may soon crack down on reckless drivers going past Charleston work zones.

Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker tells the Charleston Daily Mail that reckless driving and excessive speeding through interstates have become a growing problem. Although no timetable exists yet for the increased enforcement, Walker says State Police will be addressing the issue soon.

Walker said speeding is worst in a work zone along Interstate 64 near the Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge, also known as the Fort Hill Bridge.

Department of Transportation officials have ordered monitoring by camera in that area because the confusing interchange and diverted traffic lane has increased the likelihood of crashes.

The speed limit in work zones is 50 miles per hour.