NCDOT to Increase Speed Limit on U.S. 1 in Wake, Chatham and Lee Counties Thursday, September 06, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit on a section of U.S. 1 from the N.C. 540 interchange in Wake County to just north of Tramway in Lee County.  

The existing speed limit is 65 mph and will be increased to 70 mph.

This decision was based on a review of current speeds, crash data and road characteristics, such as lane and shoulder widths in addition to the alignment of the roadway along this section of U.S. 1.

The change in the posted speed limit is expected to occur in mid-September.

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