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Traffic Alert: CHP cracking down on speeders through Highway 99 construction

By Jerry Olenyn, jolenyn@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jul 25 2013 06:37:59 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 25 2013 07:06:06 PM CDT
Highway 99 construction photo
CHICO, Calif. -

Be warned.  The CHP will be increasing enforcement of the 50 mph speed limit through Chico’s Highway 99 construction.

CHP will be monitoring speeds very closely on the 1.9 mile stretch on Highway 99 between East 20th St. and East First Ave. and with more patrol cars.

A year ago, the speed limit was lowered from 60 to 50 miles per hour in both directions as construction on widening the highway continues.

But CHP has noticed that drivers are flying through at high speeds.

The speed is 50 miles per hour all day and all night, whether construction workers are on the scene or not.

Fines for speeding are double in a construction zone.