Florida’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange coming to Sarasota
By Melissa Beckman via WFLA.com News Channel 8
SARASOTA, FL (WFLA) — Florida’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange is coming to one of the Bay area’s busiest stretches of roadway. Engineers believe the innovative design will help ease congestion and reduce crashes at I-75 and University Parkway.
The Diverging Diamond Interchange eliminates a left turn movement onto an interstate entrance ramp. Drivers will travel on University Parkway through a cross over onto the left side of the road. They can then turn left onto the ramp without stopping. If they are not getting on the interstate, they will continue straight and cross back over to the right hand side of the road. Watch below to see exactly how it works.