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Crash Information

In 2019, the Highway 55 Corridor Coalition conducted traffic forecasts and crash analysis-1,931 crashes reported along the corridor between October 1, 2009 – October 31, 2019 (10 years)
  • Highway 55 Corridor from I-494 in Plymouth to the western city limits of Annandale
  • The highest density of crashes (all crashes) over a ten year period occurred within the cities of Plymouth and Buffalo.
  • Most crashes occurred at:
    • Intersections (69%)
    • On a clear day (61%)
  • The predominant manner of collision were:
    • Rear end crash (47%)
    • Angle crashes (19%)
     
    heatmap of crash zones on highway 55

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On the segment of Highway 55 between Annandale and I-494,
from 2011 through 2015, there were:

* 991 crashes

* 331 injury accidents

* 10 fatalities

From 2013-2017 there were 1,088 crashes and from 2018-2022 there were 888 crashes along the Highway 55 Corridor.

The economic loss in crash costs along the Highway 55 Corridor between 2018 and
2022 was almost $160 million.
 
– Based on FHWA’s Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance for Discretionary Grant Programs, 2023

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Last Updated: January 2017

 

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