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The West Melbourne Police Department will be continuously enforcing the 30-mile-per-hour speed limit on Wickham Road in West Melbourne.
The one-and-one-half-mile stretch of roadway from U.S. Highway 192 to NASA Boulevard is under construction and has been the subject of numerous complaints of excessive speed.
The officers are committed to the safety and security of the construction crew, as well as the motoring public at large. The department is asking that drivers be patient and strictly adhere to the posted speed limit, so as to avoid unnecessary injuries that may result from a crash.
Penalties for speeding in a construction zone range from a fine of $159 and can be as much as $459. Drivers who exceed the posted speed limit by 30 miles per hour or more in a construction zone face a mandatory appearance in court.
For more information, call (321) 723-9673.