Diverging diamond works just fine

What many worried would be “road confusion” has turned out just fine – at least so far.

The newly opened diverging-diamond intersection in south Sartell (Hwy. 15/CR 120) has caused no accidents or other serious problems, Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes informed the city council Oct. 28.

Hughes said the signage there and people directing traffic have been excellent in helping motorists negotiate the interchange with no problems. Some council members noted there are some minor glitches that need to be worked out, such as better coordination of the timing between the two sets of stoplights. Hughes agreed and said experts are working on that. Things are improving quickly, he said.

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.
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