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Changes in Most Dangerous Intersection List

(La Porte County, IN) - The 12 most dangerous intersections in La Porte County have been identified.


No. 1 on the list is U.S 20 and Indiana 39 in Springville closely followed by U.S 421 and 300 North outside Michigan City.  Next in line are 400 North and Wozniak Road, Indiana 2 and U.S 421 and Johnson Road and U.S 20.  La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd said the numbers were compiled from all crash reports from the entire county last year. 


Interestly, perhaps, some intersections always on the most dangerous list in the past are no longer in the rankings.  Those include intersections on U.S 20 at 300 West, 400 West, Byron Road and Indiana 2.  Boyd said he believes those intersections are safer now because of increased enforcement of traffic laws and upgrades like improved site lines and rumble strips placed in recent years on the center line and edge of the shoulder.  He said the improvements were performed by the Indiana Department of Transportation.


Boyd said the new roundabouts at U.S 20 and State Road 2 have also greatly diminished crashes in that area.

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