Changes are coming to make Okeechobee Boulevard more pedestrian friendly.  The state is making changes to the speed limit in front of the convention center and convention center hotel.

Okeechobee Blvd Royal Park BridgeRight now, the speed limits are different depending on whether you are heading eastbound or westbound through that area.
Today if you're heading east, it drops from 45 mph to 40 mph once you reach the convention center. It drops again to 35 mph once you reach Olive Avenue.
The change will make the entire stretch of road (in both directions) from the convention center to the water a 35 mph zone.