What is the Worst Intersection in Medford?

Let us know by posting a comment below and we'll put together a recap from your responses.

With so many people hitting the road this week to celebrate the Fourth of July by seeing or the , for example, it got us thinking: What is the most dangerous intersection in Medford?

Do people ignore signs or speed limits at this intersection? Does it have potholes, poor lighting, signs or lights that don't make sense?

Let us know what intersection you deem to be the least safe in Medford by posting a comment below.

A July 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I had been thinking Rt16 and Main St was the worst until you reminded me of this I-93 exit onto Rt 16... it's been so long since I've taken that exit because I avoid it like the plague. I either take the exit before or the exit after. I can't believe I avoided accidents in past years when I used to take that exit.
Chris July 06, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Definitely a treacherous spot.....
Esther W. July 16, 2012 at 02:49 AM
For a pedestrian to cross Rte 16 (Mystic Valley Parkway at Rte 28 (the Fellsway) to get to MCDonald Park is an absolutely terrifying experience which, sadly, is why I so rarely go to this park.
Joe Porter July 18, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Definately the rotary at Winthrop St.,High St. dangerous i almost get hit every time i go thru that rotary, no one stops and everyone thinks they have the right of way but the law says he/she who gets to the rotary first may proceed thru the rotary first and has the right of way, everyone should stop/yield at that rotary to save lives wake up people
Tanya B. August 14, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Roosevelt Circle/Fellsway W/Fulton St mish-mash. Don't know if it's the most dangerous but it's pretty awful. Start with Fellsway W between Fulton St and Roosevelt Circle. Crossing light for Fellsway is <20 sec. which is barely time for most adults to cross, never mind kids or the elderly. People are often trapped on the median for multiple cycles or just cross against the light. The worst was seeing a little girl run out thinking she had enough time and winding in front of traffic when the light changed. She was lucky that drivers saw her. Speed limit on Fellsway after the Fulton light is 30 but most cars go 40-45. This is a short distance in a thickly settled area with crosswalks used by cyclists, kids, runners and other people who'd like to visit the nearby Fells without having to drive. Continuing to the rotary there are crosswalks where peds have to compete for attention with drivers continuing on 28 or merging onto 93. Guess who loses? In spite of new crossing signs put up by DOT I still see people waiting and waiting to cross, especially during evening rush hour. From a driver's perspective the rotary contains a lot of data to process in a short time. A two-lane rotary with a bus stop, exits to 93, 28, S Border and Forest plus crosswalks is a lot to take in and still drive safely. Suggestions? More lights less lanes, both on the rotary and Fellsway. Subtract a lane and convert it to bus/bike. Make crossing over to the Fells safer for peds and for cyclists.


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