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GDOT changes GA 400 speed limit signs back, said change was mistake

The change is in the Alpharetta area.

ATLANTA — Turns out, drivers won't have to slow down on GA 400.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials walked back an announcement Tuesday, saying the speed won't change on the popular metro Atlanta highway.

On Monday, GDOT said they had lowered the speed limit near Alpharetta and posted signs reflecting the change by Haynes Bridge Road. But drivers won't see those 55 mph signs anymore.

Less than 24 hours later, the City of Alpharetta posted a correction citing a GA 400 speed limit update.

"GDOT's contractor got excited and lowered the speed limits too soon on GA 400 between Haynes Bridge and Windward Pkwy," the city posted to its Twitter account.

City officials said the speed limit switch wasn't supposed to happen until construction started later this year.

"The speed limit signs are being changed back to 65 mph," officials said.

Drivers are asked to follow whatever speed limit is reflected in the area.

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