WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Call them roundabouts, traffic circles or rotaries. No matter the name, this circle of strife is giving drivers headaches. The perpetual pavement seems to be a particular problem in Porter's Neck. Folks here say it may just be people aren't used to the asphalt circle.
"There's not that many around and you get used to driving a certain way then you come up on one and you go ok who goes first me or them," said Porter's Neck resident Karen Gaskill.
Others don't think the roundabout is all that bad. Laura Betz lives in the area and says maybe, just maybe, it could even be helpful. "I think they're very easy to use but I live off of Porter's Neck Road and there used to be a lot of confusion there at that intersection and now that they added it to me it's much easier and traffic flows much better."
A tractor trailer once got stuck in the Porter's Neck roundabout. The closed circle tied up traffic for about an hour! Folks say they hope something like that never circles around again.
Figuring out the roundabout might just take time and practice. Maybe someday, drivers can come full circle.
Drivers say the level of confusion at the Porter's Neck roundabout has reached a crescendo and it often seems like there is really no such thing as yield around there.