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Diverging Diamond opens in Sarasota

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — The new I-75 and University Parkway Diverging Diamond interchange in Sarasota is officially open. 

The interchange is the first of its kind in Florida, and is aimed at reducing crashes and helping ease congestion in the area.

The $74.5 million project started in 2015. It features five eastbound lanes and five westbound lanes. Each take turns crossing the intersection.

University Parkway was closed Sunday under I-75 to complete last-minute work as crews anticipated the opening.

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