Rhythm Engineering is sponsoring an interesting webinar next Tuesday about the new diverging diamond interchange in Springfield, MO (here's a post about the interchange). You can sign up for the free webinar here.
From the email announcement I received – Joe Rickman (MoDOT) and Smith Siromaskul (HDR) will cover:
- The factors involved that influenced MoDOT's deployment of a diverging diamond.
- The challenges MoDOT faced and how they were overcome.
- The overall cost of the project.
- Post deployment studies that examine the diverging diamond's impact on traffic.
I know consultant's have been analyzing the diverging diamond layout for several interchanges in Minnesota. This webinar should be a good way to learn valuable lessons from the guys who've actually built one.