Eyes on the Street: Jackson Heights Work Zone Redux

Photo: Clarence Eckerson, Jr.

Clarence snapped a photo of the construction sign at Northern Boulevard and 82nd Street in Jackson Heights, which earlier this week displayed the wrong speed limit. Motorists should no longer be under the impression that they should drive faster through the work zone.

We’d love to know what spurred the correction. Any guesses?

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