At first I was embarrassed and a bit put-out at myself when I frequently got on the wrong highway returning to my home in downtown Greensboro on I-85 from Charlotte. Then I heard others talking about how hard it is to understand the directional signs. (They have changed several times.)
When coming in from the south of Greensboro on Hwy 220 or as it is now called "the future I-73-74", the confusion is also there because of the frequent signs directing one to I-40 or I-85 and not showing the easiest and fastest route into downtown.
When friends come into Greensboro from Raleigh or Charlotte or even closer, I cannot easily direct them how to get to my house or to their meeting place. After a meeting at a local hotel, I was asked how to get back to such and such highway out of town. I had trouble explaining the route. This is not normal for me. I frequently travel by car and even before GPS devices I rarely got lost in the Greensboro area or on the road or in other cities. I can read and I usually followed the signs to get to my destination or consulted a map.
This latest fiasco in Greensboro which started several years ago is not only an embarrassment to me, but to the whole city and the NC Department of Transportation.
We are the laughing stock of the area. See the latest example of what is being said in the
Raleigh News and Observer.