Brighton, N.Y. -- Drivers in Brighton manuevered through the new diverging diamond with few issues during the morning commute.
They were guided by state workers, who are working on the project and signs warning them to be alert and go slowly.
We decided to put the new interchange to the test. I was nervous as we approached the interchange, not know what to expect.
Photographer Paul Giovine videotaped our journey from the passenger seat.
We didn't venture out during the morning commute, when the traffic was heavy, it was later in the morning, but was still a tricky traffic pattern, at least the first time through.
We shifted to the left, carefully staying in our lane and merging directly on to the highway. It almost feels a little like you are being pulled to the left or perhaps, driving on the wrong side of the road.
It was a little nervewracking not knowing where we were going, but not really a problem.
Then we took a second trip, this time shifting to the left, but not getting on the expressway. We continued straight after the shift, remaining on Winton Road.
That was trickier, because the two lanes merged into one. Luckily, state workers helped guide cars into the single lane. Once the work is done next month, there will be two lanes of traffic.
Driver Gregor Borthwick is originally from Scotland. He says roundabouts are more common there. But he likes the new interchange. He says people are apprehensive now, but will get the hang of it.
Borthwick says he thinks this will make the intersection safer. He has seen many accidents there and says it helps now that cars aren't turning left in front of oncoming traffic.
There will still be some delays, detours and closings this weekend and next, while curbs are added and paving done.
The best advice from this driver, take it slow and pay attention to the signs.