25 February 2014
During the late night hours of Friday, Feb. 21, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened Virginia’s first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at Zion Crossroads.
“The traffic switch went very smoothly,” said Lou Hatter, communications manager for VDOT’s Culpeper district, to which Fluvanna belongs. In fact, it was completed hours ahead of schedule.
But it might take some getting used to.
Bessie Butler, store manager of Burger King, said, “I think there’s going to be a few accidents before everyone gets used to it.” When asked how she expects business to be affected, she felt optimistic. “I think most people on this side are getting confused, and they have to turn back around, so I guess they just come on in and get something to eat.”