Most Dangerous Intersections in El Paso, Texas

An increase in car wrecks at Charles Foster avenue and Tim Foster street in El Paso, Texas has eastside residents concerned and asking for more changes. The El Paso Department of Transportation even agreed that the area needed improvements to make it safer.

Although the intersection is not on the radar of the top ten most dangerous intersections, according to the El Paso Police Department, there is still real concern about the high number of crashes that occur at the intersection. In a 2012 report, the El Paso police department released a list of the top ten most dangerous intersection.

The Top Ten Most Dangerous El Paso Intersections:

1.     Joe Battle and Montwood (35 collisions)

2.     Gateway West and Yarbrough (20 Collisions)

3.     Gateway West and George Dieter (17 collisions)

4.     Global Reach and Montana (17 collisions)

5.     Alameda and Americas (17 collisions)

6.     Gateway West and Lee Trevino (15 collisions)

7.     George Dieter and Zaragoza (15 collisions)

8.     Airway and Montana (14 collisions)

9.     Gateway East and Lee Trevino (14 collisions)

10.  Gateway East and Zaragoza (14 collisions)
Although the number of accidents reported on Charles Foster Ave. and Tim Foster Street has not been reported, it is at such a high rate that residents are definitely concerned to take this road.  Many residents say that there is a wall that cuts off visibility and is a concern for motorists who are coming to the intersection.

In the city of El Paso, to get a stop sign placed, it must comply with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. These specific steps take place before a stop sign can be installed:
  1.      A history of the intersection will be reviewed, which includes reviewing the prior investigations and accident data of the area to justify placing a stop sign.
  2.      A field investigation is performed to check the visibility of the area, the street’s layout, and the general surroundings of the site.
  3.      If it is necessary, a count of all the vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists is conducted for the intersection of concern on an average day. Then the results of the count will be reviewed and compared to the minimum requirements allowed by the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for multi-way stop signs.
  4.      Once it has been determined that the installation of a stop sign is justified and the traffic engineer approves, the El Paso Department of Transportation’s staff are instructed to install the sign.