FORT PIERCE, Fla. - If you travel in the northern part of St. Lucie County you may be able to get to your destination a little quicker.
The Florida Department of Transportation says the speed limit on I-95 is being raised from 60 mph back to 70 mph in northern St. Lucie County, from Okeechobee Road (SR 70/Exit 129) to the St. Lucie/Indian River County Line.
The transportation department says there is a 3-mile exception in both directions where bridge replacement is underway at the I-95/Kings Highway & I-95/Orange Avenue overpasses.
The speed limit will remain at 60 mph in the northbound I-95 lanes from approximately one mile north of Okeechobee Road (SR 70/Exit 129) to the northbound rest area approximately two miles north of Orange Avenue (SR 68/Exit 131).
The 60 mph limit also remains from southbound I-95 lanes southbound rest area approximately five miles south of Indrio Road (SR 614/Exit 138) to approximately one mile south of Orange Avenue (SR 68/Exit 131).
The speed limit will remain at 60 in the two areas identified until the completion of bridge construction in the summer of 2014.
Work on this construction corridor according to FDOT includes adding lanes on I-95 in each direction; removing old asphalt and resurfacing the existing lanes; bridge widening; bridge replacement; interchange ramp reconstruction; sound wall installation along residential areas; and landscaping, traffic signals and highway lighting improvements.