There are exciting changes coming to Panola Road and I-20 and we’re helping spread the word. On Tuesday, a Wolverton team of Brad Robinson, PE, Ian Maxfield, John McGuire, Steve Bitney, PE and Karla Poshedly joined with GDOT and our subconsultants at an open house updating the local community on exciting changes coming to the Panola Road and 1-20 interchange, which is being upgraded to an innovative Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).
DDIs have been very successful at improving traffic flow at other busy metro area interchanges and the Wolverton team was there to help show how it works. We provided a video simulation of how the updated interchange will work to relieve congestion. The 80 residents and business owners who attended were excited about the coming changes which also includes a sidewalk for pedestrians on both sides of the bridge. Always keeping an eye on future needs, GDOT ensured the interchanges were designed to accommodate future widening of I-20.