Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 21, 2014
DIVERGING DIAMOND NOW OPEN AT ZION CROSSROADS
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened the first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) in the Commonwealth, located at Interstate 64 and Route 15 at Zion Crossroads, exit 136, in Louisa County. A late evening traffic switch into the new DDI configuration was completed at 11 p.m. Friday.
Motorists should be alert for the new traffic pattern, which is indicated by message boards, signs and pavement markings.
When driving the new DDI configuration, motorists will proceed through a traffic signal at the interchange and follow their lane to the opposite side of the roadway. Motorists needing to access Interstate 64 will merge left using an on-ramp without having to stop or wait for oncoming traffic to pass. Through traffic proceeds to a second traffic signal and follows their lane back to the right side of the road.
Construction activity on the $6.88-million DDI will continue through its April 15 completion date. The interchange was designed by Parsons Corp. and is being constructed by Corman Construction Inc. For more information and background, visit the Zion Crossroads Interchange project page on VDOT’s website.
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