72nd and Dodge

The intersection of 72nd and Dodge Streets in Omaha.

The City of Omaha is undertaking a project at 132nd Street and West Center Road to make the intersection safer.

But traffic trouble spots are located all around the city.

Here are some of Omaha’s most dangerous intersections — the ones with the most car crashes — as tallied in the city’s most recent annual report on crash statistics.

1. 72nd and Dodge Streets

It’s not Omaha’s busiest intersection, but it had the most crashes (52) in the city’s crash report.

2. 90th Street and West Dodge Road

This is the busiest intersection. It recorded 44 crashes in 2013.

3. 72nd and Maple Streets

Several intersections along Maple have their share of crashes — with high tallies at 72nd Street, 102nd Street and 108th Street.

4 (Tie). 102nd Street and West Maple Road 4 (Tie). 108th Street and West Maple Road 4 (Tie). 84th and L Streets

It’s a busy intersection for suburban commuters and people trying to go east-west across the city. The two West Maple Road intersections above and 84th and L each had 37 crashes.

7. 60th and Center Streets

It has drivers going to and from Interstate 80, connections to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Aksarben area, and links to midtown.

8. 120th Street and West Center Road

It’s right down the street from the city’s 132nd Street project. But the 120th Street intersection specifically, not counting streets close by, had 11 more accidents by the city’s count.

9. 108th and M Streets

This intersection is just south of the busy 108th and L Street.

10. 29th and Farnam Streets

Farnam Street heads west out of downtown, crosses over Interstate 480, then meets with 29th Street heading south.

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Here are some other accident-prone intersections

Florence Boulevard and Nicholas Street

It carries only about 1,800 vehicles per day. But the city’s figures show that the intersection had the most crashes for every 1 million vehicles driving through.

11th and Farnam Streets

This downtown intersection just off the Old Market ranked second in crashes per 1 million vehicles.

89th and J Streets

It’s in an industrial area northeast of 90th and L Streets. The city says it ranked worst for the severity of crashes.

42nd and Valley Streets

Just north of the 42nd Street interchange of Interstate 80. It ranks poorly all around — a high number of crashes, a high rate of crashes and a bad ranking for severity.

North Freeway and Sorensen Parkway

The North Freeway transitions here into city streets, the Storz Expressway and Sorensen Parkway. It also rated poorly in the city’s all-around ranking.

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