The speed limit along much of N.C. Highway 12 has been upped from the seasonal 35 mph to the off-season speed limit of 45 mph as of Thursday.
North Carolina Department of Transportation crews reinstalled the off-season speed limit signs along N.C. 12 in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Corolla and Frisco, as well as several areas of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, such as the area near the Haulover Parking Lot south of Avon, officials said Friday.
Seasonal speed limits will return on May 15, 2024.
One exception is the section of N.C. 12 from Duck to the Currituck County line that will remain at 35 mph year-round due to safety concerns.
Officials remind motorists to continue driving with caution, as there are still many motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the Outer Banks in the fall season.