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slides: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts - 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

In GoLocal's 2014 ranking of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England, Massachusetts' most dangerous intersection ranks #3 overall. How do Massachusetts' most dangerous stretches of road compare to each other?

Both urban and rural areas were represented on the list, with the area at Worcester's Mill and Main Street intersection landing on the list for a high number of accidents -- including one fatality -- during recent years. Curious about how other areas in the state stacked up? "We have a report that is done each year with the top crash locations in the state," said Sara Lavoie with the MA Department of Transportation.  

See New England's 60 Most Dangerous Intersections Here

"There is a Federal pot of money called "Highway Safety Improvement Program" (HSIP) funding that is programmed on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). A community can bring a project of interest to the Metropolitan Planning Organization of that region and work through the Regional Planning Agency and the MassDOT District office to see if the project can get onto the STIP funded with HSIP," said Lavoie, noting that the project would have to be eligible for HSIP funding based on data to show it is the top 5% location within the region.

Lavoie continued, "MassDOT frequently works with the regional planning agencies to conduct Road Safety Audits (RSA) at these locations. A RSA is a multi-disciplined review of a location to identify safety concerns and possible short and long term solutions. The short term solutions may then be implemented by the entity with jurisdiction over the location and the long term solutions may be programmed using HSIP funds.  

See what Massachusetts' Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula in the slides below. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, click here.)

 

Related Slideshow: Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

Using the most recent available data, GoLocalProv has compiled a list of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England.

See the methodology here

Since different states chose different time spans in which to accumulate their data (3-10 years), GoLocal standardized the tallies to a 3-year sum.

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#10

Lowell, MA

Bridge St. + Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway

Total Crashes: 112

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 34

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 78

 

Source: MA DOT

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#9

Holyoke, MA

Holyoke St. + Holyoke Mall at Ingleside

Total Crashes: 198

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 29

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 169

 

Source: MA DOT

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#8

Lowell, MA

Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway + Varnum Ave.

Total Crashes: 165

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 37

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 128

 

Source: MA DOT

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#7

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Ave. + Vassar St.

Total Crashes: 41

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 19

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 21

 

Source: MA DOT 

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#6

Worcester, MA

Main St. + Mill St.

Total Crashes: 53

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 18

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 34

 

Source: MA DOT

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#5

Holyoke, MA

Main St. + Cabot St.

Total Crashes: 57

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 18

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 38

 

Source: MA DOT 

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#4

Waltham, MA

Main St. + Lyman St.

Total Crashes: 73

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 18

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 54

 

Source: MA DOT

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#3

Stoughton, MA

Canton St. + School St.

Total Crashes: 39

Fatal Crashes: 2

Injury Crashes: 10

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 27

 

Source: MA DOT

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#2

Chelsea, MA

Revere Beach Pkwy. + Washington Ave.

Total Crashes: 39

Fatal Crashes: 2

Injury Crashes: 11

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 26

 

Source: MA DOT

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#1

Somerville, MA

Mystic Ave. + Fellsway

Total Crashes: 91

Fatal Crashes: 3

Injury Crashes: 24

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 64

 

Source: MA DOT

 
 

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