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NC Highway 56 Speed Limit Reduction

Post Date:12/12/2019

NC DOT Approves Speed Limit Reduction on NC Highway 56

Reduce Speed Ahead

In November, the City of Creedmoor Board of Commissioners approved a resolution requesting that the NC Department of Transportation (DOT) reduce the speed limit on NC Highway 56 to 35 mph from the Creedmoor Commons shopping center to the edge of the corporate limits near the intersection with Moss Hayes Road. NC DOT approved a speed limit reduction at their November Board of Transportation meeting, and DOT staff will soon begin replacing signage along this stretch of NC-56, officially reducing the speed on this stretch of highway.

The request to DOT was made in preparation for the opening of the next phase of the Cross City Trail, which will significantly increase pedestrian traffic along NC-56. Before city contractors paint and install crosswalks to officially open this section of the trail, Creedmoor board and staff wanted to ensure that the new sidewalks and crosswalks are as safe as possible for pedestrians.

The Creedmoor Police Department has requested that NC DOT provide additional materials to alert motorists about the newly instituted speed limit. This will include a digital sign along the roadway to prepare drivers for the upcoming changes, and orange flags on the new speed limit signs to grab the attention of those driving on this section of highway.

The goal of the Creedmoor Board, Police Department, and the rest of our city staff is to enhance pedestrian safety, keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible, and make sure the new Cross City Trail is a safe and long-lasting asset for our entire community.

For more information about the Cross City Trail visit www.cityofcreedmoor.org/projects.

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