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Study Shows Bismarck Intersections Most Dangerous

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You might think with the rapid growth in the Bakken region that the most dangerous intersections would be in Williston and Dickinson. However, a study by the Department of Transportation shows that Bismarck has a higher concentration of car crashes than other areas of the state.

Nineteen of the 50 intersections with the most accidents are in Bismarck. The Metropolitan Planning Organization wants to make Bismarck a safer city, and the first step is figuring what's leading to all those crashes.

"It's undetermined what's attributing to the high rate, it could be behavioral, it could be engineering, it could be a number of factors, but this area is experiencing a heightened number of crashes compared to other urban communities in the state," says Ben Ehreth a MPO transportation planner.

Ehreth says recent improvements to problem areas like Tyler Parkway and I-94, as well as plans to widen State Street, should help reduce the number of accidents.
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