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Speed limit drops to 35 mph on Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Beginning Friday, speeding on one stretch of highway in Mount Pleasant could cost you lots of cash. The speed limit has been dropped from 45 mph to 35 on part of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard.

They are not fooling around and despite a big publicity campaign, drivers are still putting pedal to the metal.

There are plenty of signs telling drivers about the 35 mile per hour limit. Mount Pleasant police officer Christopher Rosier pulled out his radar gun and it didn't take long for him to nail a speeder.

"What worries me if they're not seeing the speed limit signs and they're not seeing what their speed is, are they going to see that construction worker that might step out into traffic or the construction worker that's in the safety zone if they hit one of their cones?" Rosier said.

The 35 mph speed limit is in effect on Johnnie Dodds from the bottom of the Ravenel Bridge to Interstate 526.

The Johnnie Dodds construction project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013

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