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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 

In GoLocal's first-ever ranking of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England, Maine's most dangerous intersection comes in at #11 in New England. How do Maine''s dangerous stretches of road compare to each other? See what Maine's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, go here.)

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#10 Most Dangerous

Mount Auburn Ave & Turner Street

Auburn, Maine

New England Ranking: #40

Auburn is a city in and the county seat of Androscoggin County, Maine, making it the center of considerable traffic in this rural state.

Total crashes: 36

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 8
Property damage: 28

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#9 Most Dangerous

Congress St & Stevens Ave (Westgate Mall entrance)

Portland, Maine

New England Ranking: #38

These streets flanking the entrance to the Westgate Mall feel the congestion of shoppers coming and going.

Total crashes: 33

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 10
Property damage: 23

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#8 Most Dangerous

Congress & Westport Street

Portland, Maine

New England Ranking: #36

Congress Street is the main street in Portland, Maine. Congress stretches from Portland's southwestern border with South Portland through a number of neighborhoods before ending overlooking the Eastern Promenade on Munjoy Hill.

Total crashes: 36

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 14
Property damage: 12

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#7 Most Dangerous

Center St, Ramp off 1484W to Center St, Ramp off Center St

Auburn, Maine

New England Ranking: #35

This thoroughfare in Auburn has seen its share of activity and largely fender-benders.

Total crashes: 37

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 14
Property damage: 23

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#6 Most Dangerous

Stevens & Brighton Ave

Portland, Maine

New England Ranking: #34

Stevens Avenue is a major road in the Portland area, and home to a variety of institutions and businesses.

Total crashes: 39

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 15
Property damage: 24

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#5 Most Dangerous

Intersection of Brighton Ave, Cabot St, Rand Rd.

Portland, Maine

New England Ranking: #33

Access to and from commercial development in this area of Brighton Avenue brings its share of traffic woes and accidents.

Total crashes: 46

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 14
Property damage: 32

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#4 Most Dangerous

Minot Ave & Hotel Rd

Auburn, Maine

New England Ranking: #32

In 2012, the Maine DOT completed construction of opposing left turn lanes, which should help reduce risk at this intersection.

Total crashes: 36

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 16
Property damage: 20

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#3 Most Dangerous

Intersection of Center St, Turner St, Union St, Union St Bypass

Auburn, Maine

New England Ranking: #30

With roads coming in at angles and cutting alongside each other, this area is a prime target for traffic accidents in the Auburn area.

Total crashes: 56

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 14
Property damage: 42

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#2 Most Dangerous

Cumberland St & Warren Ave

Westbrook, Maine

New England Ranking: #29

The Maine DOT has a potential project to re-align Cumberland, and provide channelized right turn lane, and upgrade pedestrian crossing signals, to reduce risks here.

Total crashes: 56

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 19
Property damage: 37

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#1 Most Dangerous

Intersection of Old Greene Rd, Randall Rd, Sabattus St.

Lewiston, Maine

New England Ranking: #11

Maine's DOT has plans to include signal synchronization at this and other nearby intersections in 2013 to help reduce dangers in the area.

Total crashes: 30

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property damage: 20

 
 

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