RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Construction will begin on Nevada’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at I-580 and Moana Lane on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
During phase one of the construction, the I-580 southbound Moana Lane off-ramp will be closed 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 for an estimated four weeks. Motorists are encouraged to use Plumb Lane or Virginia Street/Kietzke Lane exits.
Phase two includes reconstruction of the I-580 Moana Lane northbound on and off ramps and the southbound on ramp, and Moana Lane from just west of the southbound off-ramp to just east of the northbound off-ramp. During phase two the following closures will be in place 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for an estimated five weeks:
•I-580 northbound on and off ramps
•I-580 southbound on-ramp
•Moana Lane underneath I-580 from just west of the southbound off-ramp to just east of the northbound off-ramp.
Diverging diamond interchanges are often used at intersections located beneath or above freeway bridges. Traffic briefly crosses over to the left (opposite) side of the roadway, safely guided by traffic signals, physical barriers, and pavement markings at each crossover. Vehicles turn left onto freeway on-ramps without stopping and without conflicting with through traffic. Green bike lanes provide a clearly defined and dedicated lane for bicyclists by painting a green box in the lane.
To drive the virtual Moana Lane DDI access www.Moana395.com
. Driving the Moana Lane DDI is safe and easy. As you approach the intersection, road signs and striping easily guide you to the opposite (left) side of the roadway and back again to the standard (right) side of the road. If you are accessing the freeway, you will follow signs to make an easy left-hand turn onto the freeway entrance.