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07/27/05

Extra Patrols Generate Hundreds of Tickets

It looks like beefing up patrols along US Highway 17 near Gardens Corner in the Low Country is working. Since the state lowered the speed limit from 55 miles an hour to 50 two weeks ago and added patrols, they have handed out nearly 900 tickets.

This came as a direct of result of two fatal accidents that claimed five lives in the past six weeks. It forced lawmakers into improving the highway.

They want to widen the highway from two lanes to four, a project expected to cost some $200 million. They're searching for a company to do the work and could sign a contract as early as February.

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