Jaybeau Jones

Jaybeau Jones

Jaybeau Jones

Boston's Most Dangerous Rotaries

We know them all. Sadly, we are very familiar with Boston’s most deadly, dangerous rotaries. It’s one of 712 reasons that working from home wasn’t so bad.

Massachusetts  drivers always make the top five in worst drivers. BUT, in our defense, the odd and difficult road system in our great city was not built for modern day driving. When New York City and Chicago are considered easier places to drive, you know we have our hands full.

According to a 2021 Boston.com poll:

…in the responses to our latest poll asking people for their least favorite rotaries in Greater Boston; almost 350 drivers responded, using no shortage of adjectives in doing so: “horrifying,” “terrifying,” and “painful” were all well represented, along with the phrases “hot mess,” “nightmare fuel,” and “hell of all hells.”

Well it’s two years later. Is it worse, or better? We did an informal poll with our listeners, asking where are Boston’s most deadly, most dangerous rotaries we fear?

Our listeners have spoken, and were VERY passionate and specific on our towns circle’s of death. Many that the poll shared the same frightening rotaries. It seems like nothing has changed since 2021. Listeners also added a few famous rotaries that Boston.com didn’t mention.

Stats

6271 viewed our poll.

149 commented, sharing the rotaries they fear the most.

We did not ask listener age, location, or how often they drive, as it was a very informal poll.

But it was clear that they had strong opinions! In all honesty, there are MANY many more dangerous rotaries that our listeners shared! But we thought these were the most shared, and the most familiar. We appreciate our listeners and how they took the time to share these rotaries. Maybe with this intel, folks will drive a little more prepared, armed with this knowledge.

So, are you ready? Buckle up and let’s take our daily scary drive!

  • Newton Corner "The Circle Of Death"

    Newton Plaza Hotel Boston

    Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

    Chad Gagnon: Newton Corner, The Circle Of Death.

    This rotary seems to be one of the more “popular” hazards according to our poll. I have driven it many times. If you don’t pay attention, you could end up in Watertown, being an hour late for life. 

  • Bell Circle

     

    Bell Circle Rotary

    Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

    Almost 30% mentioned Bell Circle! Some also called this a “Circle Of Death!”

  • Fresh Pond Parkway

    Ma Magoo's

    Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

    I used to live RIGHT near there and used it daily. I’m lucky to be alive. The neighborhood was nice, but what a terrible rotary!

  • Kelly Square, Worcester

    Kelly Square

    Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

    It’s not Boston, but it WAS a world famous death trap before they updated it for the opening Polar Park. To me, still dangerous, and famous!

    Cherie does not agree:

    Not Boston but Worcester’s “Peanut” that
    replaced Kelly Square, is one of the biggest traffic
    disasters on the planet. I actually drive
    around the city to avoid it. Even during non
    peak times it’s a joke and forget rush hour..
    This image shows all the roads and the
    direction of traffic. There are also
    crosswalks to add pedestrians to the mix.
    They took a bad intersection and made it
    10xs worse!
  • Kosciuszko Circle (Morrissey and Day boulevards and Columbia Road)

    Kosciuszko Circle

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    It should be called KAMIKAZE CIRCLE. You gotta be kidding me. I drove this for FIVE plus years, and I can’t believe I made it with zero accidents. I saw a few. I’m thankful that I don’t have to drive it anymore!

  • Wellington Circle, Medford

    Wellington Circle Plaza

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    Karen: The BIG ONE in Medford, where Kappy’s is like 9 exits off. It’s like being in a ring with a bull, waving a red cape.

    I know that one near Kappy’s Liquors. Now I NEED  a drink.

  • Route 2: Near Massachusetts Correctional Institution

    MA-2 & Union Turnpike, Acton, MA 01720

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    Almost 50% mentioned this one!

    Denise: Concord Rte 2 prison rotary, insane!

    Peg: “definitely, Concord rotary!”

    Bethany: “Concord, FIVE WAYS!”

    Jamie: “Rt 2 Concord!”

    Patti: “Route 2 in Concord!”

    Eric: “Route 2 Concord”

    Meg: “Concord Ma prison rotary”

    Kim: “Concord near the prison”

    Scott: “Route 2”

  • Bourne Bridge

    Bourne Bridge & MA-28, Bourne, MA 02532

    Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

    We can’t leave this nationally famous circle of death, out. If we survive it, summer fun begins!

    Nikki: “Any on the Cape during the summer..”

    Steve: “Bourne Bridge Cape Side”

    Michael: “Falmouth and Bourne rotaries are tough”

  • Brown Circle Rotary (Broadway Circle)

    Brown Circle Rotary

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    Terri:

    “I Don’t Give A SH**T Circle” nicknamed because people driving around don’t give a sh**t. It’s at routes 107/60. Also known as Broadway Circle, also known as Brown Circle.”

    Meryl: “the one going into Logan, I just shut my eyes..”

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