Speed limit to increase on I-540
Posted February 8, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The state Department of Transportation said Friday that it plans to increase the speed limit on a section of Interstate 540 in Raleigh to 70 mph.
The speed limit will go up between U.S. Highway 70 and U.S. Highway 64/264 in the next week or so as signs are changed, the DOT said. The speed limit on the section of I-540 between Interstate 40 and U.S. 70 will remain 65 mph.
The move was based on a review of current speeds, crash data and road characteristics, such as lane and shoulder widths along I-540, officials said.