Diverging Diamonds in the headlines
- Salt Lake City's First Diverging Diamond: Smooth Sailing
- Don't Turn Left
- Traffic Gem
- Best of What's New
(Popular Science, 11-09)
District 3, St. Cloud
MnDOT will be constructing Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDI) throughout the state. They:
- Cut overall traffic delays up to 60 percent
- Improve safety by eliminating standard intersection geometrics and conflict points
- Provide better traffic operations and show some excess capacity 20 years into the future
Driving a DDI
Traffic crisscrosses at either end of the bridge, so instead of making hard left turns, drivers veer to the left for access.
Pedestrians will cross to the middle of the bridge and walk in the middle between the eastbound and westbound lanes with protective barriers on either side.