Accident Zone: WA 520 WB between 148th Ave and 84th Ave

WA 520 westbound between 148th Ave and 84th Avenue is One of Seattle Metro Area’s Congested & Collision Prone Roadways

A recent study found that Washington Highway 520 between 148th Avenue and 84th Avenue was one of the most congested roadways in the metro Seattle area in 2010.  The corridor ranks #3 locally and #104 nationally.  During uncongested times it takes as little as 4 minutes to travel this 4.2 mile stretch of roadway.  But during peak commute hours it can take as much as 11 minutes.  And between 5pm and 6pm on Thursdays, this roadway’s worst hour, it can take up to 19 minutes to travel this short distance. 

Where there is smoke there is fire.  And where there is roadway congestion there are motor vehicle accidents.  Stop-and-go traffic and frustrated commuters don’t mix well with cell phones, computers, and texting while driving.  It is no coincidence that this area is the site of numerous collisions each year. 

Source: Intrix National Traffic Scorecard, 2010 Annual Report. 

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