RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of
Transportation will increase the speed limit on a section of I-540 between the
U.S. 70 (Glenwood Avenue) interchange and U.S. 64/264 from 65 to 70 miles per
The decision is
based on a review of current speeds, crash data and road characteristics, such
as lane and shoulder widths, along this section of I-540.
The change in the
posted speed limit is expected to take place the middle of this month, with new
speed limit signs being installed.