At the March 23, 2017 Town Council Work Session, Mr. Chris Marshall, co-owner of the Cape Charles Brewing Company asked town council support their request to VDOT to extend the 25-mph speed limit area to the eastern side of their building on Route 184. The Cape Charles Brewing Company would be located just where the speed limit leaving town goes from 25-mph to 40-mph and then to 55-mph. Coming into town the speed limit is 55-mph, dropping to 40-mph at the brewing facility property.
CC Brewing is expected to attract large numbers, including residents, tourists and visitors, as well as deliveries from suppliers and distributors. The owners argued the reduction in speed limit would more safely accommodate the staff and customers and allow motorists to more easily and safely travel on Stone Road.
The speed limit on Route 642 (Old Cape Charles Road) had been dropped from 55 to 35-mph. While this has made the area near the Bay Creek entrance safer, it has not done enough for allowing golf carts to pass safely to the harbor or historic district.
The construction of the new road on Route 642 has destroyed the cart path that had been used by Bay Creek residents. At the March 23, 2017 Town Council Work Session, public comment was received requesting the town’s support to request a speed limit reduction from the hump to the east side of the Bay Creek entrance on Route 642 as a way to make golf cart travel safer.