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slides: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Maine - 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

 

Where are the most dangerous intersections in Maine? While areas in Portland and Augusta had multiple stretches of road topping the lists, other areas in Bangor, Bridgton, Lewiston, and Westbrook made the list.

Duane Burnell with the Maine Department of Transportation assessed the situations facing the various intersections in the state -- and how they're assessed.

See New England's 60 Most Dangerous Intersections Here

"It's a matrix of input you're working with. If it's citizens and town officials, in those cases, we'll get someone out to examine the situation. We'll check here at what the crash history look like. You have to take into account volume -- if you have a high traffic volume, a higher number of crashes for that intersection might not be unusual. In a lower volume of traffic, it would be a concern. We have a good electronic crash reporting system -- that puts in mappable locations, so we can see frequent analytics."

Burnell continued, "I think we're always looking for infrastructure improvements. Can you make signals more visible? Can paint and pavement marking help? You see retro-reflective signing so you just can't miss. There's all sorts of things. In Maine, we have an older population, they especially need the guidance.

You're always trying prioritize -- those that are hurting people the most rise to the top -- those serious injury crashes are the top priority, those are high on the radar, to bring the most attention to fixing." 

See what Maine's 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: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Maine - 2014

Using the most recent available data, GoLocalWorcester 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

Portland, ME

Fort Ave., Hartley St. + Forest Ave., Holly St.

Total Crashes: 45

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 21

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 23

Source: Maine DOT

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#9

Portland, ME

Fore River Pkwy. + Valley St., W. Commercial St.

Total Crashes: 64

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 18

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 46

Source: Maine DOT

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#8

Portland, ME

Allen Ave., Entrance to McDonalds + Z Rd., Forest Ave.

Total Crashes: 58

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 20

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 38

Source: Maine DOT

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#7

Westbrook, ME

Cumberland St. + Warren Ave.

Total Crashes: 83

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 17

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 66

Source: Maine DOT

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#6

Augusta, ME

Memorial Circle + Western Ave.

Total Crashes: 107

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 19

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 88

Source: Maine DOT

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#5

Augusta, ME

Bangor St. + Cony Circle, Cony St.

Total Crashes: 126

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 19

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 106

Photo: Flickr/Peter Gene

Source: Maine DOT

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#4

Augusta, ME

Ramp off to Western Ave. + Western Ave.

Total Crashes: 99

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 26

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 73

Source: Maine DOT

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#3

Lewiston, ME

Old Greene Rd. + Randall Rd., Sabattus St.

Total Crashes: 33

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 9

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 23

Photo: Flickr/Perthhdproductions

Source: Maine DOT

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#2

Bangor, ME

Broadway, Hobart St. + Broadway, Burleigh Rd., Griffin Rd.

Total Crashes: 33

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 13

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 19

Photo: Flickr/Ajimaxx

Source: Maine DOT

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#1

Bridgton, ME

Portland Rd., Willis Park Rd. + Portland Rd., Sandy Creek Rd.

Total Crashes: 20

Fatal Crashes: 2

Injury Crashes: 6

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 12

Photo: Flickr/gillicious

Source: Maine DOT

 
 

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