Grace: Omaha’s WORST intersections, by crashes

Grace: Omaha’s WORST intersections, by crashes

By Erin Grace February 12, 2013 11:20 am 15 comments

So the pedestrian-purposed Streetsblog voted you-know-where in Omaha as the Worst Intersection in Omaha. For would-be walkers.

But where are the worst intersections for cars?

I asked Todd Pfitzer, city traffic engineer, who asked his staff who sent me the most recent lists based on 2011 figures. The city is in the process of changing the way it measures “worst,” but let’s go with what they’ve got. In 2011, the city measured “worst” for crashes based on: number, rate, severity and then averaged for all three. One city guy told me that a fatal crash could throw the numbers off in the severity category.

Nevertheless, can you guess where the city’s worst intersections are?

Top Ten intersections by Number of Crashes:

 1)  42nd & L                                                           37

2)  72nd & Dodge                                               36

 3)  72nd & Grover                                              30

4) Cuming and Saddle Creek Road                 30

 5)  72nd & L                                                           28

6) 90th & Maple                                                      28

7) 90th & West Dodge Road                               28

 8)  120th & West Center Road                      27

9) 132nd & West Center Road                           27

10)  24th Avenue & St. Mary’s Avenue, 72nd and Farnam and 84th and L, all with 27

Top Ten Intersections by Crashes per One Million vehicles (or rate):

 1)  Florence Blvd & Cass                                8.16

2)  24th Ave & St. Mary’s Ave                       4.13

3)  28th & Howard                                             4.01

4)  180th & Pacific                                              3.98

5)  24th & Harney                                               3.42

6)  11th & Farnam                                              3.35

7)  10th & Dorcas                                                3.25

8)  42nd & Pratt                                                   3.08

9)  19th & Howard                                             3.06

10)  30th & Fowler Ave                                    2.91

 Top Ten Intersections based on Severity Index:

 1)  Bancroft & Westbrook Ave                    36.00

 2)  79th & Hascall                                                20.00

3) 84th & Chicago                                                    20.00

4)  108th & I                                                          19.00

5)  73rd & Blondo                                               18.00

 6)  132nd & Harry Andersen                          17.00

 7)  144th & Millard North Entrance             16.00

8) 23rd & J                                                                 16.00

9) 37th & Q                                                                16.00

10) 46th & Fontenelle                                             16.00

 

Top Ten Intersections using all Combined Rankings:

 1)  Florence Blvd & Cass

2)  30th & Fowler

3)  36th & Leavenworth

4)  20th & Martha

5)  30th & Hamilton

6)  42nd & Fontenelle

7)  25th & Farnam

8)  42nd & Q

9)  120th & Farnam

10)  10th & Dorcas

 SOURCE: City of Omaha

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