- The N.C. Department of Transportation is increasing the speed limit from 35 mph to 45 mph on a 2.2-mile stretch of N.C. 24/27 in Locust.
The department will implement the change on Thursday, Feb. 4, from Kings Drive on westbound N.C. 24/27 to Jenkins Street on eastbound N.C. 24/27.NCDOT studied this stretch of road and determined that the safe and reasonable speed limit, as well as the existing operating speed of motorists, is 45 mph. The speed limit on N.C. 24/27 just beyond these limits is already 45 mph.
On Thursday, NCDOT crews will be working to update existing speed limit signs to reflect the new posted speed. The new speed limit takes effect as soon as the updated signs are installed. Motorists should obey the speed limit at all time and are encouraged to reduce their speed based on conditions.
For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.