Verbatim from Indiana Department of Transportation
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – All lanes of the SR 1/Dupont Road diverging diamond interchange (DDI) will open by the end of the day, Friday, October 24, announces the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District. At this time pavement markings are being installed on the roadway, followed by the removal of orange barrels. This is the first DDI in the State of Indiana.
INDOT Project Engineer Dustin Meyer said, “At the end of the work day, all lanes will be open and the interchange should function as designed. The signals will be adjusted once construction is complete. I believe the DDI will help improve the corridor’s flow, and decrease the time spent waiting at red lights.”
Although the interchange will be open, motorists can expect intermittent lane restrictions due to miscellaneous work for the next few weeks. Pedestrian signals are anticipated to be activated next week. Traffic engineers will monitor this location and make additional changes as needed.
“This type of interchange is designed to be safer,” said INDOT Project Manager Susan Doell. She explained, “this is due to the elimination of opposing traffic from the left turners.” She added, “At this location, it is more efficient and more cost effective than a traditional diamond interchange.”
The project was awarded to Brooks 1st Construction for $3.5 million.
For more information and video links about the SR 1/Dupont Road DDI, please visit: www.in.gov/indot/2894.htm