A new study shows that more than half of North Carolina 's urban interstate highway sections are congested—more than the national average. Since all interstate highways are built more or less to the same standards, that means there's a lot of traffic on Tar Heel highways.
Wilmington doesn't have any actual urban interstate mileage, and more's the pity. What it does have is an interstate highway that comes within sight of the city limits, and dumps all that traffic on North College Road, which, of course, eventually becomes South College Road (and we all know what that means: often bumper-to-bumper traffic as hapless drivers try to negotiate a gauntlet of stop-lights.). It is almost beyond hope.