US 68 Double Crossover Diamond Interchange
US 68 is plagued with severe congestion and high accident rates caused by closely spaced traffic signals, heavy turning movements, and weaving operations between intersections. Currently more than 35,000 vehicles travel this section of Harrodsburg Road daily.
 
The existing roadway currently has two through lanes and single left turn lanes at the New Circle interchange. The project is physically constrained by the existing right-of-way and by the New Circle Road bridge piers. A detailed traffic analysis and been performed for this project to determine the best widening solution possible given the constraints. The original options for widening the roadway were to add an additional through lane in both directions on Harrodsburg Road or add another left turn lane to service the traffic wishing to enter New Circle Road. ENTRAN and KYTC have determined converting the current conventional diamond interchange into a Double Crossover Diamond Interchange (DCD), sometimes referred to as a diverging diamond interchange (DDI), is the best option to increase capacity and reduce crash rates.
​​​DCD - Completed - Looking South
DCD - 3 Lanes Open - Looking South ​​
DCD - Operational - Looking South
DCD - Construction - Looking South
DCD - Completed - Looking North ​​
DCD - 3 Lanes Open - Looking North ​​
DCD - Operational - Looking North
DCD - Construction - Looking North
Contact Information District Office Contact Info
Department of Highways, District Seven
763 West New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40512
Phone: (859) 246-2355
Fax: (859) 246-2354
Email: KYTC.District7Web@ky.gov
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