Diverging Diamond

NEW DETAILS: Diverging Diamond Expert Outlines What’s About To Happen In Boca Raton

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Diverging Diamond
FDOT Engineer Matt Carlock joined South Florida’s First News with Andrew Colton Thursday morning on NewsRadio 610 WIOD to discuss Boca Raton’s Diverging Diamond. (Image: FDOT).

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Diverging Diamond at Glades Road and I-95 should be up and running within the next few weeks. With it will come a dramatic change on how everyone crosses I-95 at Glades Road, and how I-95 is accessed.

FDOT Engineer Matt Carlock joined me this morning on South Florida’s First News with Andrew Colton on NewsRadio 610 WIOD. He said any short term confusion will lead to long term traffic solutions.

“So a diverging diamond interchange is a newer type of interchange over the last several years. That allows two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the opposite side of the road. What’s different is the lanes, we crossed over to the left side of the roadway, which what it does is it allows us to have more efficient traffic phasing and signal timing,” said Carlock.

Listen to the interview as it aired on NewsRadio 610 WIOD Thursday morning.

“It also improves safety, as well as enhances mobility for all users. What it does is that you crossover at the intersection to the left side and allows for easier movements to and from I 95 and then allows you to then you cross back over. So it’s something that’s been used successfully in Florida and around the country.”

Carlock told me that FDOT learned from the first Diverging Diamond in South Florida which is in place at Ives Dairy Road and in Biscayne Blvd. in Aventura.

South Florida’s First News airs weekdays from 6-10 a.m. on NewsRadio 610 WIOD, also 105.9 HD2, and in the iHeart Media app. When home, tell Alexa, Google, or Siri to play “NewsRadio 610 WIOD.”


Paul Saperstein


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