North Carolina opens 1st diverging diamond

diverging diamond interchange

North Carolina’s first functional diverging diamond interchange is now open on the Poplar Tent Road overpass over I-85, reports

The interchange is one of four that have been under construction in the Charlotte area and provides a glimpse at how traffic will flow once the NCDOT’s $6 million reconstruction project is completed at Exit 28 in Cornelius.

Drivers have adjusted quickly to the new pattern, despite concerns that its design might cause confusion, according to Davis Diggs, NC Department of Transportation’s resident engineer.

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