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The Metro Nashville Police Department is warning drivers that they're on the look out for speeders on I-440.

In just the first month of construction, 466 speeding tickets were issued.

There are dozens of signs posted along the interstate to remind drivers that the speed limit is 45 MPH at all times, even if workers are not present. The entire stretch of interstate is considered a work zone during the duration of the project. 

If drivers are caught speeding in an active construction zone with workers present, the speeding ticket doubles.  Based on speed exceeding the limit, the ticket can cost anywhere from $250 to $500.

April 8-12 is Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, a campaign aimed at bringing awareness to Tennessee's Move Over Law and TDOT's Work With Us initiative. 

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Copyright 2019 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Traffic Reporter/Meteorologist

Melanie Layden has been the News4 traffic anchor since May 2015. She also fills in as a meteorologist after completing course work at Mississippi State University. She also covers traffic issues for News4.

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