After complaints from motorists who considered the speed limit on the island side of the new Oak Island bridge a speed trap, the town council voted in February 2011 to ask that it be raised from 35 to 45 mph.
The speed limit now begins at 55 mph as you approach the bridge from N.C. 211, drops to 45 mph closer to the bridge, then to 35 mph – but not until after the intersection with Oak Island Drive.
The $36.6 million bridge opened in November 2010.
Date posted: December 29, 2010
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