Athens, GA - Some major changes are coming to a major roadway in Georgia.
The road is State Route 10, at the point where in goes from Clarke County into Oconee County.
"There's a seven mile stretch, from east of North Avenue around to the county line," says Teri Pope, with the Georgia Department of Transportation. "The DOT will be changing the speed limit on that stretch of road from 55 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour."
Pope tells WSB, the DOT is simply bringing that part of the road in line with the rest of State Route 10.
"The speed limit the rest of the road, with a small exception, is 65 miles per hour," she says.
The DOT also did an evaluation of the road and found no reason not to make the change.
"There is not a crash problem at 65 miles per hour," says Pope, "and more than 85% of the drivers on the 10 loop travel at 65 miles per hour."
The DOT was going to make the change on Monday, but rain and fog prompted them to wait.
The change, which entails adding a new sticker to the existing 12 speed limit signs, is expected to begin at about 10 in the morning.
According to the DOT, at peak times, more than 45,000 vehicles use State Route 10 on a daily basis.