Greensboro doesn’t have traffic like Charlotte or the Research Triangle area, but it does have some intersections that it makes sense to avoid if possible.
On the top of that list is the I-40 West interchange with Rock Creek Dairy Road, exit 135. This interchange, according to the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization draft of the Congestion Management Process, is the worst congested in the area.
Another intersection to avoid if possible is the I-40 West interchange with Sandy Ridge Road, exit 208. It’s second on the most congested list according to the report, which is from data collected through 2018.
Since the report was done through 2018, some road improvements should have had an impact. The Cotswold Avenue East and Battleground Avenue intersection is listed as the 13th most congested intersection in the area, but with the opening of I-840 in December 2019, that intersection may fall off the list of the 20 worst in the 2020 report.
An intersection that lots of people complain about, Wendover Avenue and I-40, is ranked sixth on the list of the most congested. But it has improved from 2015, when it was ranked number 1 – the worst congested intersection in the area. However, in 2017 it was ranked ninth on the list. Since it is a comparison, intersections can get better and move down the list or other intersections getting worse can also change the ranking.
More proof if any is needed that east of Greensboro there is a lot of congestion is that third on the list is I-40 West at Mount Hope Church Road, exit 132.
Battleground clearly has some issues along with the intersection at Cotswald, the intersection with Benjamin Parkway and Cone Boulevard ranks 33rd and the intersection with Pisgah Church Road ranks 46th.
The full report can be found at: