Chuck Marohn started a firestorm when he went after the diverging diamond, arguing we need to spend less on over-engineered highways
You are looking at something called a "diverging diamond" interchange. Don't ask me to explain how it works or why it's called that by civil engineers. This particular one, west of Springfield, Missouri, marks the intersection of two major freeways. And it's gaining some Internet notoriety for its design, which includes either an earnest attempt to create some walkability in a place that is ridiculously unwalkable no matter what you do to it, or a pro forma attempt to comply with new engineering standards regardless of context, depending on how you look at it.
The location is a place as American as apple pie with, starting in the southeast quadrant and going clockwise, a Waffle House and Econo-Lodge; a Walmart Supercenter; and a Lowe's. (There's not much going on in the northeast quadrant.)
My pal Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns has started a bit of firestorm by going after the diverging diamond both in concept and in this particular instance. Chuck believes that we need more attention to walkable streets and fewer dollars going into insanely expensive, over-engineered highways. He has some fun with this one, doing an entertaining edit of an video someone sent him to illustrate (with approval) the state's attempt to engineer the intersection to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. There is little that Chuck enjoys more than going after his fellow engineers, and he contrasts the unwalkability of the diverging diamond with the true walkability of places like Amsterdam that really do put pedestrians and cyclists first.