Thu
May 12 2016
06:56 am

I wonder if we should forward this article to TDOT? Diverging Diamond Interchanges look very interesting.

Statewide implementation of DDIs has been investigated mostly by MU civil engineers who recently published three studies analyzing the safety of these inventive designs. By analyzing more than 10,000 crash reports of DDIs in Missouri and in states that have adopted the designs, civil engineers have determined that overall crashes decreased by more than 50 percent nationwide. Additionally, fatal and injury crashes decreased by more than 70 percent, proving these cutting-edge designs are efficient, effective and life-saving.

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Two more bridges are required and that's a drawback

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Pretty sure TN has at least

Pretty sure TN has at least two of them, one in Alcoa and one at I-40 West where you get off to go to Pigeon Forge. The one in Alcoa is like a chicane on a race track.

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