Police asking drivers to slow down around Highway 80 & JBS

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Odessa Police are sending a warning out to drivers along Highway 80 through the construction area at JBS Parkway.

Slow down.

Police tell NewsWest Nine, the speeding was so bad through the area Monday afternoon they handed out more than 80 tickets for various traffic violations.

But most of them were for speeding with drivers hitting betweeen 60 and 74 miles an hour.

The posted speed limit through the construction zone, 45 miles an hour, and those traffic fines double in construction zones when workers are present.