The Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is a relatively new type of interchange in the United States, with only a few operating country wide. The strange part is that it has drivers driving on the left (wrong) side of the road between 2 designated stop signs.
This project will cost tax payers in the neighborhood of $12 Million. Government officials are hoping to drastically reduce the congestion and accidents by offering a smoother entrance on and off interstate 77.
York Co. and SCDOT have been pushing for the Diverging Diamond Interchange to become a reality for many of the states heavily traveled and congested highway interchanges around the state due to rapid population growth int he next decade.
This new interchange has been built in many other states, and is said to be drastically cutting down on congestion.
We think that this could be a great idea if it works. There are a few other interchanges we would like to see this implemented once we figure out how to drive on the wrong side of the road over near Tega Kay.