Sunday, April 14

Local Citizens Requested Speed Limit Change on Old Hwy 49

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ASHEBORO N.C. – This week we were contacted by more than half a dozen citizens through our Facebook and Twitter accounts asking why the speed limit changed on a section of Old Hwy 49 from 55 mph to 45 mph. So we reached out to the NC Dept of Transportation.

According to officials the change resulted from local residents asking the NC DOT to reevaluate the speed limit on the highway. “At the request of local citizens, our division and regional traffic units reviewed safety and speed conditions along the stretch of Old N.C. 49 between Moore Road and the Eastern Junction with N.C. 49 and determined the speed limit for this section should be reduced from 55 to 45 mph” said Aaron Moody, Public Information Officer with NC DOT in an email.

If you live in the area and would like to share you comments on the change we’d love to hear them. You can email us or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.