GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – On Wednesday, crews will begin work on a new interchange at I-65 and Worthsville Road in Greenwood.
It’s called a diverging diamond interchange, meaning as drivers pass through it, they drive on the wrong side of the road. Its name comes from the road’s diamond-shaped design as seen from an aerial perspective.
Fort Wayne has the only other diverging diamond interchange in use in Indiana.
Video from INDOT shows the view from the drivers trying to go through the intersection. Regardless of whether the driver gets on the interstate, the car will shift into the left lane, allowing the car to make a quick left turn onto the interstate without waiting for oncoming traffic to pass.
The driver could also continue on Worthsville Road; a light would then direct the car back to the right side of the road.
INDOT says this will make traffic flow faster once drivers are used to it.
The project’s groundbreaking is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Its $16 million cost is being split between the state and city of Greenwood.
Although the work on the interstate is just beginning, Worthsville Road in Greenwood has been shut down for weeks while crews work on the road that could see an increase in traffic.