N.C. Department of Transportation crews were out Thursday morning changing speed limit signs along some parts of N.C 12 on the Outer Banks, but one section that traditionally saw its speed limit increase each September will stay right where it is.
The Island Free Press reports the speed limits in the Tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, as well as in Avon, Frisco and southern Corolla are back to 45 mph from the seasonal speed limit of 35 mph.
Off-season speed limits will also return to 55 mph in several areas of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, such as the stretch of roadway between Avon and Buxton, and between Frisco and Hatteras.
The speed is reduced from mid-May to mid-September to account for more vehicles and pedestrians, and increased congestion, along the busiest sections of N.C. 12.
NCDOT announced this spring there will no longer be a seasonal speed limit on a 3.1-mile section of N.C. 12 from the Currituck County line through northern Duck, where the speed was lowered from 45 mph to 35 mph permanently.
Motorists are advised to continue driving with caution, as there are still many motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the Outer Banks in the fall season.