The Charlotte County Commission this week agreed to lower a number of area speed limits.

The board voted on the changes based on a combination of citizen complaints and recommendations from both county engineers and public safety officers.

The new section of Piper Road from Henry Street to U.S. 17 near the Punta Gorda Airport will now be 45 miles per hour, as will the stretch of Placida Road from Rotonda Boulevard West to Gasparilla Pines.

Six dozen other roads will also see a reduction in speed limits countywide.