Some areas of the road have wider shoulders. Also, some areas have pavement and cable guiderail in the median, while others do not, Garifo said.
“Because the roadway is not uniform from Wilmington to Whiteville, the individual sections meet different speed criteria set by Federal Highway Administration regulations,” she said.
N.C. DOT sets the speeds “according to the roadway capabilities of handling traffic at that speed,” Garifo said.
Date posted: September 8, 2010
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