Speed limit being reduced on I-95

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (AP) - You better hit the brakes if you drive on Interstate 95 in Broward County.

Starting April 17, the speed limit along the interstate through much of Broward County will be reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph.

Officials say the speed reduction is necessary because of construction projects along the interstate. The lower speed limit is expected to be in place until late 2014.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports construction is set to begin on express lanes between the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami-Dade County and Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

The $106 million project includes completion of two express lanes in each direction and an improved interchange at Ives Dairy Road.

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