FM 423 and NC 12 Speed Limits Change

Frisco is lowering its speed limit on FM 423 according to a Community Impact article from April 23rd. In it they say: 

“A portion of FM 423 that runs through Frisco now has a lower speed limit.

The Frisco Police Department announced April 15 that FM 423 south of Main Street has been lowered from 55 mph to 50 mph. Enforcement along this corridor began immediately, officials said.

The speed limit was lowered after the city requested in April 2019 the Texas Department of Transportation conduct a speed study on FM 423 south of Main Street. The resulting study found the speed limit should be lowered from 55 mph to 50 mph, according to a city statement. Frisco City Council supported that finding and adopted an ordinance, which was sent to TxDOT for processing and a new sign installation, the statement said.”

Other places are also lowering their speed limits according to a WTKR article from May 15. In it they say:

“Crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation spent Thursday and Friday changing speed limit signs along sections of N.C. Highway 12 in several parts of Currituck and Dare counties ahead of peak travel season on the Outer Banks.

On Saturday, May 15, the speed limit in areas through Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Duck, Corolla and Frisco dropped from 45 mph to 35 mph to account for more vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the summer months. Speed limits will also drop in congested areas of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, like the area north of Oregon Inlet and the area near the Haulover parking lot south of Avon.”

It looks like areas across the South are getting more concerned about road safety going by the number of areas lowering their speed limits. 

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