Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Award Winning I-285 and Ashford Dunwoody Diverging Diamond Interchange. Is it also the People's Choice?

Georgia Department of Transportation saved 55,000 daily motorists’ commute time and greatly improved safety with its $6 million I-285/Ashford Dunwoody Interchange project, which was completed one month ahead of schedule.A 2010 study showed the interchange had a high collision and fatality rate compared to similar interchanges in the state. GDOT decided to construct a diverging diamond interchange to combat the problem, making it the first DDI in the state. The design relieves congestion for those who commute to one of the region’s largest employment centers while improving safety elements to reduce fatalities and collisions. With a well-developed awareness program, members of the community were informed through web updates, news stories, and a life-size simulation interchange for the public to test prior to the construction’s completion. The project was completed in June 2012, a full month ahead of schedule.

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