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(August 2019) At the Atlantic Beach Town Council meeting this past Monday, the council approved a resolution to reduce the speed limit on the causeway bridge from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour all year unlike on Highway 58 wear the speed limit chances depending on the season.
The town council approved this resolution 4-1 with Councilman Austin Waters opposed to the measure.
Officially, NCDOT manages the causeway bridge and will have a final say in the reduction in speed limit.
Mayor Trace Cooper is on record as saying that the causeway corridor steering committee was instrumental in coming up with the resolution.