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Summer speed limits now in effect along NC 12

With the peak of the summer travel season just around the corner, NC Department of Transportation crews on Tuesday changed out seasonal speed limit signs along NC 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 mph 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, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic on the roadways.”

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

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