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QUESTION: What Is The Most Dangerous Intersection In University Place?

Tell us in the comments below, Patch users, where you think the most dangerous intersection is for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

We know there are intersections in University Place that you'd rather avoid, whether you're on four wheels, two wheels or two legs.

Nothing says "This is University Place" like white-knucking a left turn through two lanes or playing Frogger through a crosswalk.

We want to hear from you, Patch users, where you think the most dangerous intersection is in University Place. Tell us which one is the worst in the comments the below.

Don't be bashful, either. Please share your stories about an incident, or two, or three, in which navigating that intersection had your heart pounding.

Based on those comments, Patch is going to produce a map of the most dangerous intersections. Who knows? Maybe it will prompt someone to make improvements. Even if it doesn't, it's great to share our horror stories.

Jennifer Ordway October 18, 2012 at 01:38 AM
By far the worst intersection is the Mildred/27th/Regents/67th intersection. It's so long that people often run the light and finding the right lane once you get to the other side is NUTS. You think you are in the right lane, then it suddenly detours into Columbia Bank. Or coming out of Fircrest into UP (27th) you go straight and find yourself halfway between 2 lanes. Left turn only lanes are subjective apparently!
Brent Champaco October 18, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Good one, Jennifer.
taccat October 18, 2012 at 01:33 PM
during school hours...29th and grandview...that poor school crossing guard works so diligently does a great job but the drivers often place her and the children at risk...i wish the city would place a stop light there...and maybe place it on a timer so it would only turn on during school hours...
Irene Potter October 18, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I agree with Jennifer. The intersection at Mildred/27th/Regents/67th Ave is the worst intersection in UP. It has all the problems that Jennifer describes plus the problem of them trying use that "turn lane only into Columbia Bank" as a passing lane on the right. I have seen too many people then force their way into the through lane, on their left, causing lots of white knuckles. Irene Potter
Louie Farrell October 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
The stop light at 35th and Bridgeport you can't see around the retaining wall on the left to make your free right turn.
Mary Ann Greenfield October 22, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I agree.
Patricia Mannie, Patricia & Co. October 22, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Near the AM PM Gas station on 27th & Bridgeport. Many drivers pull out of the gas station and turn LEFT onto 27th Street driving East and cross over the traffic. This is dangerous and illegal !!
Imagen Bush October 25, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I agree about the Mildred/27th/Regents/67th intersection that we share with Fircrest, but to be fair- once we've traveled that intersection, our second trip through should put us in the proper lane, not into the bank. Accountability starts with us. As for others who are merging after realizing such; it's simple- let them merge and avoid a collision. As for those who are intentionally forcing their way over into the left lane, because they were just too impatient to get in line on the left hand side- so be it- again, let them merge and avoid a collision. It's frustrating, yes, I completely agree. Especially when I'm at that intersection, riding passenger with my 15 year old in training as a responsible driver behind the wheel, and she is faced with the idiocies of others. She's learning however, that waiting those few seconds; letting someone merge, no matter how hasty they are, could quite possibly save a life. Speaking of saving lives- SOMETHING has got to be done about the never-ending saga that is Grandview Drive when UPP is releasing students. I know it's a total pain to park the car down the road and walk to the front of the school to pick up our little ones, I do it every day. What is more of a pain however, is traffic being blocked, and cars whipping around through the cross-walks, into oncoming traffic, honking, screaming profanities, or giving the bird. What kind of community are we in? KIDS are in those crosswalks; those guards are VOLUNTEERS. Disturbing.

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