Lane Utilization Model Development for Diverging Diamond Interchanges

Chunho Yeom, Bastian J. Schroeder, Christopher Cunningham, Katy Salamati, Nagui M. Rouphail

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The diverging diamond interchange (DDI), also known as the double crossover diamond interchange, has been a successful, if unconventional, solution used in many parts of the United States ever since its first installation in Springfield, Missouri, in June 2009. One of the challenges to agencies in planning and operating DDIs is to apply to them methodologies developed for a conventional diamond interchange. The Highway Capacity Manual 2010 (HCM 2010) provides lane use analysis models for various lane configurations. However, there is no guarantee that these models will work for DDIs. For this reason, 11 DDIs were studied nationwide (a) to examine whether the current HCM lane use models provided accurate results for DDIs and (b) to develop new lane use models for them if the HCM models did not work. As a result of the study, unique multiregime lane utilization models were proposed, separated by the number of approach lanes and validated by field data not used in the model development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


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