The new diverging diamond intersection (DDI) will open at MoPac and Slaughter Lane on Sunday, Nov. 11, weather permitting. Crews will close the Slaughter Lane bridge to stripe the DDI configuration. Work is anticipated to begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 and the DDI will open to traffic by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, weather permitting. Police officers will be on site during this work to help direct traffic, and as needed for up to one week following the opening.
Final striping, permanent signals and all permanent overhead signs for the bridge will be installed by early 2019. In the meantime, additional signage and lane markings will be in place to help motorists travel through the intersection until the permanent signs can be installed. Once the DDI is open, traffic flow in the area should improve.
Need more information on how to drive through a DDI? Check out the video simulation on YouTube and read through the attached DDI Fact Sheet. This information is also available on the MoPac Intersections Project webpage.
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