- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware drivers will soon get to experience driving on an unusual traffic interchange known as a diverging diamond interchange.

WXDE-FM (https://bit.ly/1MZHTGc ) reports that Delaware is breaking ground this week on the state’s first diverging diamond interchange in New Castle County, on Delaware Routes 1 and 72, just north of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

The pattern is unusual because motorists drive on the opposite side of the road for a short time. It was implemented in Missouri in 2009.

Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan told the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that the pattern is more efficient in terms of both construction costs and time drivers will spend in traffic.

Cohan says the interchange could be implemented in Sussex and Kent counties in the future.


Information from: WXDE-FM, https://delaware1059.com

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