The “divergent diamond” traffic interchange system will be the topic of a public meeting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation building in St. Cloud.
The divergent diamond interchange will be constructed, starting this year, on Hwy. 15 at CR 120 between Sartell and St. Cloud in the area of the Epic Center.
The interchange will be the first of its kind in Minnesota. A diamond interchange is a road configuration in which cars exiting to make left turns never cross the paths of oncoming traffic.
At the June 19 meeting, there will be engineers to explain the project, to ask questions and to hear concerns. This meeting will be the final open house on the topic before construction begins.
The MnDOT building is located at 3725 12th St. N. in St. Cloud just off Hwy. 15 and Veterans Drive.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.