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Speed limit dropping on I-985 at new interchange
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Construction is underway on a $27 million Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga.13 in South Hall. - photo by Jeff Gill

The speed limit on Interstate 985 at the new interchange under construction in South Hall will be lowered to 60 mph from 70 mph, starting at 9 a.m. Monday, March 19.

“This is done to increase safety to the work zone, as there will be workers in close proximity to the roadway,” according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release.

The new speed limit will be between exits 12 and 16 until the project is completed in August 2019, according to the DOT.

The new Exit 14 overpass is beginning to take shape as part of the $27 million project.

When finished, the interchange will connect Martin Road at Ga. 13 on the east side of I-985 to H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway at Thurmon Tanner Parkway on the west side.