Speed limit changes in place on NC 12

Published 7:31 am Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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On Sept. 15, 2022, N.C. Department of Transportation crews changed speed limit signs along sections of NC 12 in several parts of Dare and Currituck counties.

The speed limits in areas through Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Frisco returned to 45 miles per hour from the seasonal speed limit of 35 miles per hour.

Off-season speed limits will also return to 55 miles per hour in several areas of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, including the area just north of Oregon Inlet, the area between Avon and Buxton and between Frisco and Hatteras.

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“There are fewer visitors here than in July and August, but there are still many motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the Outer Banks in the fall,” said NCDOT Division Engineer Win Bridgers. “People should continue to drive with caution and obey the posted speed limits to keep everyone safe on Highway 12.”

Seasonal speed limits will return May 15, 2023.