Now that peak visitor season is over, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are expected to change speed limit signs on parts of N.C. 12 in Currituck and Dare counties.
Speed limits in areas through Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Corolla and Frisco will return to 45 mph from the seasonal speed limit of 35 mph beginning Thursday, officials said Tuesday.
Off-season speed limits will also be put in place in several areas of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, such as the area just north of Oregon Inlet and the area near the Haulover Parking Lot south of Avon.
Seasonal speed limits will return May 15, 2023, officials said.
Though peak visitor season has come to an end, officials urge motorists to continue driving with caution.
“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 in a statement. “People should continue to drive with caution and obey the posted speed limits to keep everyone safe on Highway 12.”