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NCDOT outlines lane closures for new DDI at Exit 23, starting Thursday

Sept. 5. By Dave Vieser. Say what you will about Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDI), but statistics have proven that they are safer than a standard interchange with left turns. With that in mind, the DOT will be closing all southbound lanes each night between 11 pm and 5 am on a stretch of Interstate 77 […]

Town wants NCDOT to greenlight more signs on DDI

June 14. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials are asking the NC Dept. of Transportation to install “Do Not Block Intersection” signs on the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Exit 28. “I witness motorists blocking traffic there on a daily basis,” said Commissioner Todd Sansbury. “Either people don’t understand how the DDI works or they purposely […]


Transportation board will look at Diverging Diamond congestion

  Dec. 29. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) has plans to review traffic on the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at Exit 28 after congestion in December caught the attention of the Town of Cornelius. “The town has had several conversations with Rhythm Engineering over the last couple weeks,” said Tyler Beardsley, […]


Torrence Chapel Road study on Town Board agenda tonight

June 15. Cornelius commissioners are likely to give the go-ahead tonight to a $70,300 NCDOT study of the Torrence Chapel Road/West Catawba Avenue intersection. The town will pay $17,575 towards the study with the remainder covered by a state grant. The Town Board meeting begins at 7 pm, in Town Hall on Catawba Avenue. This […]


Exit 28 DDI demolished crash rate in first six months

June 5. By Dave Vieser. Although the construction of the Exit 28 Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) generated plenty of controversy, the payback appears to be a safer interchange. According to town officials, traffic accidents at the interchange fell 58 percent during the first six months we’ve been diverging on the diamond. For town and state […]