Diverging Diamond interchange planned by DelDOT

Diverging Diamond in Missouri
Missouri officials say the nation’s first Diverging Diamond interchange was installed in Springfield in 2009. (Photo: Missouri DOT)

BEAR, DELAWARE (2/18/2015) A new interchange concept is in the works for Routes 1 and 72, highway officials say.

The Delaware Department of Transportation announced a public workshop will be held Feb. 25 to explain the Diverging Diamond configuration that has been used in other states.

The unconventional interchange will provide improved traffic flow and reduce congestion, DelDOT says.

The workshop also will explain plans for a new auxiliary lane along northbound Route 1 that would be continuous from the U.S. 40 on-ramp to the Route 273 exit off-ramp, where motorists could merge onto Route 1 or exit onto Route 273.

The workshop seeking public comments will be held from 4:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. at the Leasure Elementary School cafeteria, 1015 Church Road in Bear.

Comments also may be submitted in writing during the workshop or mailed to DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or emailed to dotpr@state.de.us.

Missouri’s experience with the Double Diamond interchange

How the Diverging Diamond interchange works