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Local Data On Traffic, Accidents, NCDOT Closures, Businesses, And More
This local beach road is approximately 6.23 miles long begining at Fort Macon State Park, continuing through the heart of Atlantic Beach NC, and terminating at the Pine Knoll Shores town line near the Doubletree Hotel. This road is notorious for it’s changing speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph during the busy tourism season, then changing back to 45 mph during the off-season. However, there is legislation introduced to keep the speed limit the same year-around.
There are approximately 4 traffic signals along this route, mostly in the business areas in the Town of Atlantic Beach and near the town park by Bojangles restaurant. This road runs through a mixture of small businesses, residential areas, and resorts. When traveling this road, there is a major caution to remember in that people cross this street as pedestrians coming from resorts on the north side of the road walking to the beach on the south side of this road.
In several locations along this route, also designated as Highway 58, there are pedestrian crosswalks where pedestrians have the right of way.
Law enforcement agencies responsible for traffic control, car and truck accidents, and directing traffic when traffic signals are down include the Atlantic Beach Police Department and N.C. Highway Patrol.
Major intersecting streets with Fort Macon Road include Lee Drive, West Drive, Ocean Ridge Drive, Coral Bay Court, Causeway Blvd to the Causeway Bridge, and Henderson Boulevard.
Significant landmarks along Fort Macon Road include the Doubletree Hotel and Resort, Fort Macon State Park, the business district of Atlantic Beach, Peppertree Resorts, the town park by Atlantic Station Shopping Area, 8 and one half marina, Table 9 restaurant, the Coral Bay Club, Berts Surf Shop, and Atlantic Beach Surf Shop.
It’s important to remember that everything left from Causeway Boulevard heading towards the state park is East Fort Macon Road and everything right of Causeway Boulevard heading towards Pine Knoll Shores is West Fort Macon Road.
Being the only major road on to Bogue Banks, this roadway is notorious for heavy traffic where people sit for hours trying to leave the island on Sundays during the busy tourism season. Carteret County Commissioners and mayors of local municipalities on Bogue Banks are in early discussions with the NCDOT on a third bridge being built over to the island.
This road is designated as Highway 58.
Both the East and West portion of this road are designated as a hurricane and tropical storm evacuation route off Bogue Banks.
Convenience stores, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, gas stations, and retail stores are within a 2 minute drive from any location on this roadway.
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