Summer Speed Limits in Effect for Outer Banks Villages Tuesday, May 15, 2018

RODANTHE – With the peak of the summer travel season just around the corner, N.C. Department of Transportation crews today changed out seasonal speed limit signs along N.C. Highway 12 in several areas of Currituck and Dare counties.

The speed limits in areas through the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, as well as Duck, Corolla and Frisco, drop from 45 to 35 m.p.h. to account for more vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the summer months.

“This is the time of year when the population of the Outer Banks increases dramatically,” said NCDOT Division Engineer Jerry Jennings. “Motorists need to drive with caution, obey all posted speed limits and be especially mindful of vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on the roadways.”

The seasonal speed limits will remain in effect until Sept. 15.


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(Caption: An NCDOT worker places 35 m.p.h. speed limit signs along N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island. Several towns and villages along the Outer Banks lower speed limits in the visitor season to account for more summertime traffic.)
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