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State wants your opinion on new 'double crossover diamond'

Some drivers love it. Others hate it.

Now, it's your chance to tell the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet what you think of Lexington's new "double crossover diamond." The newly completed project is at the interchange of Harrodsburg Road (U.S. 68) and New Circle Road in Lexington.

"We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey," the transportation cabinet writes on its website inviting drivers for their opinion. "This survey is being conducted to assist the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in measuring its performance and ability to meet the transportation needs of Kentucky."

Double Crossover Diamond Survey

The new interchange that shifts drivers briefly to the left of oncoming traffic was completed in August. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warned drivers to be aware of the new traffic pattern. The design is supposed to ease traffic congestion and cut down on accidents.

Before the change, the state noted that the area was plagued with severe congestion and high accident rates caused by closely spaced traffic signals, heavy turning movements, and weaving operations between intersections. More than 35,000 vehicles travel the section of Harrodsburg Road daily.

The Lexington interchange is the first "double crossover diamond" in Kentucky.

Drivers gave 27 NEWSFIRST mixed reviews on the intersection. Many called it confusing at first, but now seem to be pleased with the traffic flow.


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