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Violators will receive a warning letter for a first offense followed by fines up to $150 for subsequent offenses.
The state-run program uses an automated system to detect when drivers are exceeding work zone speed limits by 11 mph or more.
The enforcement zones are as follows:
I-78 between mile markers 35-43 in Berks County
I-476 between mile markers 31-38 in Montgomery County
I-83 between mile markers 3-4 in York County
Rt. 1 in Bucks County
Rt. 1 in Philadelphia
SR 309 in Bucks County
These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to driver's licenses.
For more information on the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program, visit
I was trying to figure out where 31-38 might be on 476 sounds like the turnpike because oftomh 13 is Villanova another 18 miles is pretty far.
As OP posted, it is I-476; “ I-476 between mile markers 31-38 in Montgomery County”.A good guide to the exits can be found at https://www.pahighways.com/exits/I476exits.html
I'm glad to see the law is finally being implemented. I suppose the younger folk will disagree but being retired, I'm usually in no hurry to get where I'm going.
I normally go with the flow of traffic on the open road but when passing through work zones, I'm frequently tailgated when I do the posted speed limit. Often, there are no cars in sight ahead of me when I exit the zone. On one occasion, I had a tailgating trucker give me the finger when he was finally able to pass.
As a retired utility engineer who frequently worked along roadways, I can sympathize with the highway construction workers. Motorists simply drive too fast for conditions with little or no regard for others. Hopefully, this law will save a few lives.
Exit numbers correspond to the mileposts.
Exit 31 is Lansdale on 476, the ongoing widening of 476 starts there and ends around milepost 38. The next exit is 44 Quakertown.
I'm glad to see the law is finally being implemented.
I work in heavy highway construction, I drive a tri-axle dump truck, mostly in Philadelphia. It's extremely rare to see anyone going remotely close to the speed limit, except during rush hour when everyone is crawling along.
A lot of the time our work zone is in the middle section of a highway meaning when we are excavating the loaded trucks have to enter the highway in the hammer lane, extremely dangerous considering how fast people are going. It's nerve racking.
So as much as I hate more government intrusion and feel most of their so called safety measures are just a cash grab, this one is needed.
As the posted signs in our state and many other states say … "Construction workers. Give 'em a brake." I know it is sometimes frustrating to drive for miles in a reduced speed construction zone and never see a worker or machine. But you can also come upon an active zone in a hurry if you are going too fast.
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