26 May '16, 3pm
Brilliant diamond highway interchange eliminates dangerous lefthand turns
Diverging diamond interchanges may appear complicated at first glance, but research reveals that drivers consistently navigate them with few issues. Roads cross each other so drivers on the right hand side of the road cross to the left and vice versa. Therefore, drivers on a diverging diamond interchange don’t have to turn against traffic when they go left; they simply merge away to the left. The roads cross again further down the street after left turns for both sides. Drivers entering the interchange simply merge left or right, and only have to worry about oncoming traffic from one direction instead of two.