NCDOT approves 70 mph speed limit on U.S. 1 south to Sanford
September 6, 2012 - 4:38pm
The NC Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit on U.S. 1 south to Sanford from 65 mph to 70 mph later this month. N&O link
The addition is the result of an earlier RTA request of NCDOT to consider raising the speed limit on various segments of area freeways.
This is the second RTA speed limit request to be approved following the adjustment of the Wade Ave. extension in Raleigh which was raised from 55 mph to 60 mph in February 2012.
The 70 mph segment of U.S. 1 will begin in southern Apex where, next year, an extension of the Triangle Expressway (Tri-Ex) will create a faster connection to U.S. 64 in Apex and the N.C. 55 bypass at Holly Springs. RTA has also requested the entire 540/Tri-Ex loop be considered for a 70 mph speed limit.
The RTA thanks the NC Department of Transportation for their willingness to consider suggestions from the business community, and their engagement in our shared mission to improve our region’s commuting times, travel options, and economic competitiveness.