For years the Town of Carolina Beach, as well as some island residents, have tried to convince the North Carolina Department of Transportation to lower speed limits throughout the town. NCDOT has made some concessions but has remained steadfast in its decisions not to lower limits on North Lake Park Boulevard, Dow Road, and now, Ocean Boulevard.
But there is good news for safety-conscious residents, the NCDOT has agreed to allow several improvements to crosswalks for pedestrians as well as the lower speed limit on South Lake Park Boulevard.
For months the town has been working with NCDOT to try and get approval to install crosswalk improvements including collapsible bollard signs, flashing signage, and other measures. Now it appears things are moving forward.