Off-season speed limits of 45 mph through
Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Frisco villages are expected to go
into effect this week, per the North Carolina Department of
The speed limits in these villages are seasonally
reduced to 35 mph in May to adapt to the increase in summertime
traffic. Traditionally, the speed limit increases to 45 mph on or
around September 15, but the replacement of the speed limit signs was
delayed due to Hurricane Florence.
NCDOT Public Relations Officer Tim Haas confirmed
that NCDOT crews will be on the island this week to change the speed
limits signs throughout the villages to reflect the increased 45 mph
The speed limits will remain in effect until May 15, 2019.