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Cleveland Avenue At Morse Road Tops List Of High-Crash Intersections

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For the third year in a row, Cleveland Avenue at Morse Road is the top high-crash intersection in Central Ohio.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released its list of the top 40 high-crash intersections for 2009-2011.

According to the full list from MORPC, in 2009, Cleveland Avenue and Morse Road had 104 crashes. A project was implemented, and after phase 2 of the project was completed in 2010, the number of crashes reduced to 62 in 2010, and 67 in 2011.

MORPC noted that as part of the project, crews added turn lanes, and signal rephrasing. According to MORPC, the city will continue to monitor to intersection for improvement.

The top 10 intersections are:

  1. Cleveland Avenue at Morse Road
  2. West Broad Street/U.S. 40 at North Wilson road
  3. Innis Road at Westerville Road/state Route 3
  4. Cleveland Avenue at Oakland Park
  5. East Dublin-Granville Road/state Route 161 at Maple Canyon Drive
  6. Morse Road at Westerville Road/S.R. 3
  7. South Hamilton Road/state Route 317 at East Livingston Avenue
  8. East Broad Street/state Route 16 at Waggoner Road
  9. East Broad Street/S.R. 16 at James Road
  10. South Central Avenue/Harrisburg Pike at West Mound Street

The intersections are ranked based on a formula that considers number of crashes, traffic volume and severity.

"Even though Central Ohio is growing, crashes continue to decline year by year, both in the region and among the top 40 high crash intersections. However, we still see too many people die and get injured in crashes with motor vehicles. Pedestrians and bicyclists are especially vulnerable when hit by a car," states Robert Lawler, MORPC Transportation Director. "It is important that we continue to improve our roads and practice safer driving behavior."

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