Construction Of Diverging Diamond On Dupont Begins

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

Construction Of Diverging Diamond On Dupont Begins

April 13, 2014 Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 12:56 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Work to transform I-69's DuPont Road interchange into a diverging diamond begins Monday.

According to traffic engineers, a diverging diamond uses traffic signals to direct vehicles from the right side of the road to the left. They say that makes left turns as easy as a traditional right turn.

With the diverging diamond, crews will reduce the speed limit to 35 mph on DuPont Road and put in lane restrictions on the northbound I-69 off ramp to DuPont.

The $3.5 million project is estimated to take all summer and most of the fall to complete.

In the meantime, drivers can use alternative routes, such as the new Union Chapel Road interchange at Exit 317, to avoid delays.




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