What Are Acton's Most Dangerous Intersections?

A recent report released the most dangerous intersections in the state and region.

Where are the most dangerous intersections in town?
Where are the most dangerous intersections in town?

A recent study listed the most dangerous intersections in Massachusetts and New England, and while no Acton intersections made the list it got us wondering. Where do you think the most dangerous spot is in town?

The intersection of Mystic Avenue and the Fellsway in Somerville was ranked as the “most dangerous” intersection in the state and the third most dangerous one in New England in a recent study by GoLocal Worcester, an online publication.

Also among the most dangerous was Bridge St. and Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway and Varnum Ave., both Lowell intersections.

The site’s methodology looked at total number of accidents, fatalities, injuries and property-damage-only crashes at each intersection.

Looking at just Acton, what do you find to be the most dangerous intersection? Is there a road you avoid because it's too dangerous? Let us know in the comments section below.

Read GoLocal Worcester’s full report >>

Mary R. Schatz February 28, 2014 at 06:22 AM
Hayward Road and Main Street
Sandy D'Amico February 28, 2014 at 07:30 AM
Concord Rd onto Main St Hayward Rd onto Main St Rt. 111 entering Route 2.
parkupine February 28, 2014 at 08:23 AM
I agree with both Mary & Sandy - Hayward onto Main is really rough and so is Concord Rd onto Main. We can't avoid either unfortunately.
Mary Samiljan February 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM
The intersection of Rt. 2 and Taylor/Piper Rd. is terrible. People on Rt. 2 run the lights, and the traffic light patterns for Piper and Taylor cause jams and people take chances to get through the intersection. I have to cross that intersection daily, and it's a nightmare during rush hour.
KarenL February 28, 2014 at 09:12 AM
I agree with Mary, Hayward Rd and Main, and both ends of Concord Rd.
Beth S. February 28, 2014 at 09:45 AM
Concord and Main is a disaster waiting to happen. Hayward and Main just needs a light. A light at that intersection would also mitigate the difficulty of getting on and off of Rt 2 (near Acton medical) and guide the new teen drivers trying to get onto Main St. after school.
Roger Larsen February 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Anything that stops the normal flow of traffic is a hazard. For example, Great road and Pope Road left hand turn. Because the road is not wide enough on the right, traffic is backed up waiting for a driver to turn left on Pope Rd. You would think by now, Acton/State would widen the road at the intersection to allow for a left hand turn lane since the property by the road is an open field. Frustrating!
Pat Motyka February 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Hands down, Main Street where it intersects Newtown and Concord Rd. Unbelievably dangerous. As a another reader said, all the main roads are jammed with traffic and pulling into any intersection is very difficult.
Cb1985 February 28, 2014 at 01:41 PM
The problem is that the roads in Acton were never intended to handle this much traffic. When most of these roads were built we had a very small population(2-3k). Most mass towns have this same problem. Be careful what you wish for when you want the intersections "fixed". Sometimes the devil you know is better then the devil you don't. The town engineers gave us the end of Hayward road. 25 years ago there was no right-turn lane coming off of main st which slowed the flow of traffic allowing cars to exit Hayward rd. Also, no one in their right mind uses Concord rd if they can avoid it.
Scott Wieder February 28, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Definitely, Main Street where it intersects Newtowne Road and Concord Rd.
Jeffrey Fishman March 01, 2014 at 03:51 AM
Where Prospect and rt 111 intersect. Always accidents at this intersection. I have seen cars rearranged trying to turn left into prospect many times. Also seen pedestrians hit by cars trying to cross the street. Half the problem is that cars driving east on 111 are hitting speeds of 50 on average and then it drops to 20 as they approach the school. A traffic light is desperately needed at the intersection, if for no other reason to alert drives and to get them to start to slow down.


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